Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 December 2014
The First Trailer For The Entourage Movie Pulls Up
'Oh yeah!'
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Le Jour Se Lève
Empire Star Rating
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joaquin Phoenix To Fill Big Shoes?
Returning to acting in indie dramedy?

10 September 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

He may have been off on whatever he's been off on for some time now, and did declare his retirement from acting, but as the title of Casey Affleck's bamboozling documentary I'm Still Here attests, Joaquin Phoenix is still here. And he's still taking meetings for acting jobs.

According to the Hollywood reporter, Phoenix is firmly attached to the next project from Steven Shainberg, who made Secretary with James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 2002. Big Shoe would see Phoenix play "a foot and shoe fetishist who is also an amazing footwear designer", in a comedy drama described as "out there but cool". 

It's an indie affair with no financing in place yet, so it may never happen. But Phoenix a) returning to proper acting and b) taking weird James Spader-type roles, are Things We Would Like To See.

Apparently Phoenix has also taken meetings, although they came to nothing, about Poe thriller The Raven, Sean Penn's Thomas Wolfe biopic Genius, and the Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter

Sources in the "Phoenix Camp" speculate that he may be waiting to see how I'm Still Here performs before re-launching his thesp career. The doc is out today in the States.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stephen Sommers Circling Odd Thomas
Dean Koontz adaptation in the works
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Is Wasikowski the right chioce!!?
I have absolutely no doubt that Joaquin Phoenix will do an excellent Job of the role, The work of Miss Mia Wasikowska, I’m less familiar with. But, what I can say with a degree of humble authority is that I hope The Casting Director, if indeed Mr. Steven Shainsberg, had made the right choice. The right choice in this instance is NOT just about her acting abilities, but does she have Nice Feet? befitting of a Foot Fetishist? Shoes, even sexy shoes, hide the feet! Looking at pictures of Supe More

Posted by johnnyjaan at 16:58 on 13 October 2010 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)