By Rebecca Ford Joaquin Phoenix has ended negotiations for the lead role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, sources tell THR. Phoenix was in talks for the role in mid-July, but a deal never came to fruition. The leap into the Marvel universe would have been a surprising move for theHer actor, who has spent the most recent years of his career collaborating with auteurs such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze and has steered clear of broad commercial fare. Scott Derrickson is directing the Marvel feature, and sources say the director and studio are already on the hunt for a new leading man.
In the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's hugely anticipated 'Inherent Vice,' we get a first glimpse at just how disheveled Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is.
The director's new movie, Inherent Vice, took five years to get to the screen — and includes a pretty incredible cameo.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix and director James Gray have one of Hollywood's most successful codependent relationships. The pair have been collaborating for more than 15 years, first with the city-corruption taleThe Yards (2000), then on dramasWe Own the Night (2007) and Two Lovers (2008).
Has there ever been a career resurgence quite like the one Joaquin Phoenix is having? When he “retired” from acting, ostensibly to focus on rap music, and then made a bizarre pseudo-documentary about it, many in Hollywood felt that Phoenix could never recover from such an off-putting public display. He earned a Best Actor nomination for his unforgettably nervy characterization in 2013’s “The Master,” and he showed his sensitive side in last year’s Oscar-winning “Her.” And he’s looking to keep his string of critical successes going with a dark and charming turn in the upcoming “The Immigrant.” Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard plays the lead role of Ewa, a Polish woman who arrives at Ellis Island in 1921 with her ill sister (played by Angela Sarafyan) who is not allowed into the country. Bruno forces Ewa into selling herself in hopes of earning enough to free her sister, but a charming stage magician (played by Jeremy Renner) offers a glimmer of hope for a better life.