Phoenix to star in summit satire?
Published 14/07/2011 | 12:55
Joaquin Phoenix is apparently attached to star in a political satire about world leaders' summits.
The untitled project written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze - who made Being John Malkovich and Adaptation together - has been picked up by Warner Bros with Joaquin in the lead role, according to movie blog Twitchfilm.com
The film is being described as "a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the world, from oil prices to wars that will be waged."
The project has been in the works for several months but now it has a studio attached, it is being scheduled to start filming in March 2012.
Joaquin - who hasn't acted since his "retirement" in 2008 to start a music career for spoof documentary I'm Still Here - has just begun filming Paul Thomas Anderson's new untitled movie co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
The film - said to be based on the founding of Scientology - stars Philip as a man who, having witnessed the horrors of the Second World War, forms a new faith. Joaquin will play his right-hand man.