Joaquin Phoenix is now attached to an upcoming Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman collaboration, according to Twitch. The film is still untitled, and Jonze and Kaufman will be playing up to their strengths, with Jonze in the director’s chair and Kaufman penning the script.
The controversial actor who recently took an enormous leap of faith by starring in the fake documentary, I’m Still Here, is currently filming another high-profile project, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.
A short description of the plot is one of the few details known about the film, which will be “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.”
This sounds like a perfectly bizarre film for Jonze and Kaufman, who have worked together on such films as Adaptation and Being John Malkovich.
With Joaquin Phoenix working on a Paul Thomas Anderson movie and planning to work on a Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman movie shortly, he is clearly trying to get his career back on the right track. Is it too late though? Will people still give him another chance?