You’ve probably heard about or seen pictures of Jonah Hill’s weight loss transformation. Well, it seems that his metamorphosis isn’t over just yet. Images of the actor have surfaced in which he is sporting a blonde wig and a beard for his new film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.”
The actor stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black in the new biopic about the life of the dark-humor cartoonist and quadriplegic John Callahan. The look is certainly not something we’ve seen before on Jonah Hill, and fans have begun drawing resemblances to other notable figures.
People have compared his new look to a well-fed Jared Leto, an Allman brother, and in a bizarre twist, Post Malone. I don’t know if we can agree, but he certainly is rocking the hell out of that wig. The film is based on John Callahan’s autobiography by the same title.
It centers around his life as an alcoholic who, after a devastating car accident, becomes paralyzed. Through an emotional journey, he finds some peace and solace in his artwork. Jonah’s character is an eccentric, spiritual figure who refers to his mates as “piglets” and regularly reminds Callahan to “drink water”.
The drama, which was written and directed by Gus Van Sant is set to be released this year. The film has already stirred some controversy. The Ruderman Family Foundation, a Boston-based philanthropic organization, released a statement from President Jay Ruderman.
The statement read: “It was a mistake for director Gus Van Sant to cast Joaquin Phoenix in his upcoming biopic about disabled cartoonist John Callahan. The time has come for the entertainment industry to audition and cast actors with disabilities to play leading roles portraying disability…”
Jay Ruderman continues, “As we enter 2018, American society no longer finds it acceptable for white actors to play black, Asian, or Hispanic characters. It is equally unacceptable and offensive for able-bodied actors to be cast inauthentically in the roles of characters with disabilities.”
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