Apparently That Joaquin Phoenix Mockumentary Really Exists
After announcing to the world his retirement from acting to become a rapper, Joaquin Phoenix and his bird's nest of a beard seemed to tumble into obscurity, give or take that strange appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman." His Andy Kaufman inspired behavior was said to be the subject of a documentary, or more appropriately a mockumentary, with Phoenix putting on a show for what seemed like a very daring project for Casey Affleck's directorial debut. It's been awhile since we'd heard anything about the project, but Deadline reports that a secret screening took place at talent agency just last week for potential buyers.
Apparently the potential buyers in attendance were sworn to secrecy and WME plans to keep the project's content under wraps as long as possible for the maximum amount of hype (maybe they should've had J.J. Abrams shoot a secret trailer for the project). This is definitely something I'm looking forward to seeing since Phoenix's publicized fall from grace was was so tragically convincing that the rest of the film has to be close to brilliant. If you need anymore convincing, check out this video of his rapping debut at the Las Vegas night club LAVO where he touted himself as a homeless rapper, jumped crazily around stage, and topped it all off by falling off of it. It should be quite interesting to see the real story behind all of these shenanigans.