May 31, 2016  

Quirky Documentary About Joaquin Phoenix to Be Released in September

July 15, 2010 (8:35 am) GMT
Casey Affleck, who works the documentary about his brother-in-law, has his project picked up by bosses at Magnolia Pictures who will release it on September 10.

's quirky documentary about brother-in-law 's bid to become a hip-hop star has been picked up by bosses at Magnolia Pictures. The film, "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix", will be released in America on September 10.

The documentary chronicles a year in Phoenix's life after he publicly gave up acting and tried to establish himself as a rap star.

Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles confirmed to Deadline about the release. Bowles said, "No matter what I thought coming in, I came out feeling this was a pretty amazing piece of work, jaw-dropping but dimensional. It is going to get a lot of attention, but it is not some cheap stunt where they said, 'Let's do some wild stuff and film it'."

He added, "It is extreme behavior but really good filmmaking as well. Frankly, some of the behavior is very extreme. But it is in the context of the insanity of being in Joaquin's life for that period of time. It is a unique piece of work that is going to surprise people in different ways."

More Joaquin Phoenix News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Johnny Depp Wasn't Even Near Amber Heard When He Allegedly Hit Her, Witnesses Say
  2. Is Olivia Culpo Dating Danny Amendola? Here's the Proof
  3. Brad Pitt Reportedly Worries About 'Anorexic' and 'Fragile' Angelina Jolie
  4. Dan Aykroyd on Why 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Worth Watching: It Has More Laughs and More Scares
  5. Gwen Stefani Releases Fashionable 'Misery' Music Video
  6. Harambe the Gorilla Shooting Sparks Outrage Among Hollywood Stars
  7. Brooklyn Beckham Flaunting His Abs in This Shirtless Selfie Will Make You Drool
  8. 'Game of Thrones': George R. R. Martin Reveals Brienne's Backstory