Joaquin Phoenix will follow up his award-winning role in Joker with the untitled Mike Mills project
Joaquin Phoenix has received his first post-Joker role.
The 45-year-old actor won an Oscar for his role as Arthur Fleck in the original story of the villain of Batman and will now be featured in a self-titled film, written and directed by 20th-century women and beginner film maker Mike Mills .
In the film, Joaquin will play an artist who has left to look after his precocious young cousin while forging an unexpected bond on a cross-country trip, according to Deadline.
Continuation of his success: Joaquin Phoenix’s first post-Joker role is a title drama to be written and director by Beginner filmmaker Mike Mills
It is reported that the project touches on mental illness when the boy’s father is struggling with bipolar disorder.
Joaquin is accompanied in the film by Gaby Hoffman, Woody Norman and Kenneth Kynt Bryan. The project worked with a budget range of $ 10 million.
The project was recently packed in New Orleans. It is produced by Chelsea Barnard, Lila Yacoub and Andrea Longacre-White.
The Gladiator star won rave reviews for his performance in Joker and earned a Golden Globe and BAFTA for his Best Actor Academy Award.
Bring the gold home! The Gladiator star won rave reviews for his performance in Joker and earned a Golden Globe and BAFTA for his Best Actor Academy Award
On set: The project was recently packed in New Orleans. Joaquin is seen with co-star Woody Norman while shooting last December
The director of the film, Todd Phillips, admits, however, that he was initially unsure of Joaquin’s participation in the film.
Todd explained: “If you have taken two pages of our script and you [hold it up] at our scene, you realize how an additive can be an actor.
‘It was an ambition to get him, because it feels like’ ugh, comic book film ‘in the first instance.
Writer / director: Phoenix’s next project is a self-titled film, written and directed by 20th Century Women and Beginners film maker Mike Mills (above February 2017)
Convincing: Joker director Todd Phillips admits that he was initially unsure of Joaquin’s participation in the film. The pair is seen above after the Oscars
“Just the idea of it is something he wasn’t looking for, and even if I explained to him that it wasn’t, it says that kind of thing, but actually we do this other thing, there was a little resistance.
“But the more I got to know him, the more I got to know him, and we spent a lot of time talking about how the movie will look and feel, and one day he magically appeared. He never said yes.
“He came to a wardrobe only one day. It was an incredible collaboration. “