Casey Affleck's Joaquin Phoenix Mockumentary Close To Distribution Deal
Remember last year when Joaquin Phoenix grew a beard and started acting all kinds of nutter-butters? Then remember how it was revealed to be an idea for a mockumentary directed by Casey Affleck which confirmed to everyone that it was all just a hoax? Well, you may be able to see the whole mess in film-form soon in a theater near you.
According to Deadline, Affleck is close to closing a distribution deal with Magnolia Pictures. While things look promising, there are some that are arguing against the purchase due to it's content, which, according to the report, includes "Phoenix--or the bearded and distant character he was playing--engaged in sordid deeds that included snorting what looked like coke off the breast of a prostitute."
After that last sentence, is there any one on Earth that doesn't want to see this movie? Despite the fact that it was obviously phony from the get-go, the whole thing was entertaining - or at least it was after we realized that it wasn't really a man experiencing a total breakdown. There is no doubt a lot of material that we still haven't seen from the whole affair, and you can color me intrigued. In the meantime, you can watch what was certainly the highlight of the whole affair, when Phoenix sat down for an interview on The Late Show With David Letterman:
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