Joaquin Phoenix has carved out a sensationally eclectic career for himself. His performances in Walk the Line, Gladiator, and now The Master have each been praised by film critics across the world for their complex intensity, and a bevy of infamous directors seem keen to work with the actor
Of course, his exploits on various talk shows and in press conferences have been deemed abnormal by those in attendance, but it is his on-screen displays that will stand the test of time and define his reputation.
Phoenix’s next project has now been announced, and it will see the thespian collaborate with the Where The Wild Things Are and Adaptation director Spike Jonze in the movie Her.
Phoenix will star as a lovelorn writer who falls for the female voice of his computer’s operating system. The official press release for Her reads:
“In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.”
Alongside Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, and Rooney Mara (who replaced Carey Mulligan on the production) will co-star.
Her promises to be a uniquely compelling experience when it arrives on our screens sometime in 2013, and, for those of you looking to watch Phoenix before then, The Master will be released on September 14.