We reported last month that the new Joaquin Phoenix documentary (or mockumentary?) had been finished and was being shopped around to potential buyers. Now it seems that a buyer has been found. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Magnolia Pictures is in final negotiations to distribute I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix.
It was said that they are aiming to release the film, which was directed by Casey Affleck, in the fall. Magnolia had previously worked with Phoenix on his "final" film, Two Lovers, which was released last February.
Several people who have seen the film said that it includes, "Phoenix having oral sex with a publicist, treating his assistants badly and rapping with no particular skill."
It still isn't quite clear if this film is just a big practical joke, or a realistic portrayal of the actor. After his announcement that he was "retiring" from acting, he was featured in several bizarre internet videos showing off his rapping skills, along with a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. We also reported in March that Phoenix was starring in The Beautiful Cigar Girl, portraying Edgar Allan Poe, marking his "return" to acting.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details regarding I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix as soon as we have more information.