Joaquin Phoenix Attached to Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's Next Presumably Good Thing

July 14, 2011

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If you were Joaquin Phoenix's agent a couple years ago, back around the time he was getting publicly pooed on, I imagine you must have at some point said something like, "Joaquin, please don't get pooed on nor pretend to be an insane person just to make an inane fake documentary." And while I can see where you were coming from with this presumed advice--getting literally shit on is clearly an unorthodox career strategy--but it turns out you couldn't have been more wrong. This guy's rehabilitation since being fake crazy is going great! Phoenix is currently shooting a lead role in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, and now he's rumored to have another job on a sure-to-be-pretty-good project. According to Twitch, Phoenix now is attached to a starring role in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, but you knew that) latest collaboration, a political satire described as "a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the worlds, from oil prices to wars that will be waged." The Anderson and Jonez films are certainly two of the most highly-anticipated films around these parts, so for Phoenix to get leads in both is quite a feat considering all the fake-crazy, shit-on stuff. The inspiring lesson: don't ever let anyone tell you coprophilia and a successful acting career are mutually exclusive. You can have it all, thespian fetishists.

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