The first trailer and theatrical poster for Casey Affleck’s chronicle of brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting to pursue a career in hip hop, titled ‘I’m Still Here’ has hit the web. The film is being pitched as a mockumentary and reportedly shows Phoenix “snorting cocaine, ordering call girls, having oral sex with a publicist, treating his assistants abusively and rapping badly.” Sounds interesting to say the very least.
Official Synopsis: The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I’M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I’M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
I’m Still Here is slated to hit theaters on September 10th followed by a video on demand debut on September 24th.