Joaquin Phoenix Hops On Spike Jonze–Charlie Kaufman Project


Apparently, Joaquin Phoenix's self-imposed exile from Hollywood made him all the more alluring to directors. Since I'm Not There came out last year, Phoenix has been offered one high-profile part after another from directors like Clint Eastwood and Timur Bekmambetov, eventually settling on new projects from Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) and James Gray (Low Life). Now, Twitch reports that Phoenix has added to his plate Spike Jonze's next project, a still-untitled satire written by Charlie Kaufman about world leaders who meet in secret to pull strings and plan major events. If those puppeteering leaders really do exist, they've been doing Phoenix a favor lately. [Twitch]