Jonah Hill, known for his shocking weight transformations, is somewhat unrecognisable in new film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.
The Hollywood actor stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black in the new biopic about the dark-humoured cartoonist and quadriplegic John Callahan.
Jonah plays the character of Donnie and will make you double take with his new blonde look.
See for yourself, here’s the trailer:
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The blonde beard, blonde long hair, and checked shirts have transformed Jonah into someone very different to what we’re used to and Twitter can’t handle it.
The most common resemblance people are picking up on is to the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.
*movie trailer guy voice*
"This summer… Jonah Hill plays a washed up Kurt Cobain in an alternate universe where he didn't die at 27" https://t.co/eIn9zoZPBy
— Bobby Jones (@bjones1297) April 24, 2017
The movie is based on the autobiography Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot by John Callahan, an alcoholic who becomes paralysed after getting in a car accident, and his emotional journey to find solace through drawing.
Jonah’s character is a flamboyant, spiritual should who refers to his mates as ‘piglets’ and regularly reminds Callahan to just ‘drink water’.
— Mike Hungry (@mikehungry) January 17, 2018
The Ruderman Family Foundation released the following statement from President Jay Ruderman on their website:
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.
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.
1. This looks awesome 2. @JonahHill you look like an Allman brother, which is a compliment by the way, can’t wait to check this out!
— Karen Morris (@karenmorris03) January 17, 2018
Others compared him to Post Malone or the Allman brothers.
A truly shocking image change for Jonah, I think he should keep the look for a while.