It seems that Joaquin Phoenix's recent retirement from acting hasn't suited the actor. Either that, or it was all a clever ploy in creating his upcoming rap documentary with Casey Affleck. In an interview with Mumbia Mirror, Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, who won for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, announced that Phoenix, an Oscar-winning thespian himself, is set to return to the big screen sometime next year in an adaptation of Daniel Stashower's The Beautiful Cigar Girl. Pookutty is also working on the film.
Phoenix is set to play Edgar Allen Poe in The Beautiful Cigar Girl, which is based on an eerie real-life experience the author had just months before his death. The script is based on a true story that follows Poe's investigation in solving the mystery behind the brutal death of a beautiful society girl. The person behind the screenplay has not been revealed at this time, and there is no word on who will be directing the project.
There are no further details on the film at this time. We will keep you updated as more news on The Beautiful Cigar Girl breaks.