Joaquin Phoenix to Star in Woody Allen's Next Movie

Looks like shooting will begin in July

Joaquin Phoenix in The MasterWoody Allen is 78-years-old and he just won't quit. He has Magic in the Moonlight set to hit theaters on July 25, headlined by Emma Stone and Colin Firth and he's already on to his next one.

Deadline brings the news and, as always, all we have is a star and not a shred of plot information. Allen scripted the feature which will star Joaquin Phoenix, serving as the first time the two will work together and word is it will begin shooting in July, most likely ready for the same time frame next year.

Phoenix is putting together a fantastic resume as of late after starring in The Master for Paul Thomas Anderson as well as PTA's upcoming film, Inherent Vice along with the much lauded 2014 release, Her, which topped my 2013 Top Ten last year.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    Phoenix in my opinion is one of the best actors working today so hopefully Allen will have a script that is quite good.

    • andyluvsfilms

      Apparently Woody's always been 'Joaquin' to work.......oh doesn't matter, i'll just stop there.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

        You've hit my punny bone very hard today.

        • andyluvsfilms

          I think i'll stop there as i can just see Brad saying 'All the work i put in and that's the level i comment i get back' haha

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

            Poor Brad...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    Strange pairing.

  • PJ Edwards

    Hope it wins him an Oscar!

  • andyluvsfilms

    I know i'm crazy but i would love to see Woody handle something completely off the wall like a Marvel film or a Terminator sequel, people would go nuts for it, Guardians Of The Upper East Side anyone?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    I don't mind Woody, but this is the first time I will be looking forward to his movie with excitement!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Akd/ Akd

    This should be really good.

  • http://imqwerty.wordpress.com/ Jordan B.

    Interesting pairing, doesn't do too much to increase/decrease my interest level in the film (Woody Allen's films are ones I always look forward to), but I'm curious to see what comes of it.