Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

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Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#1 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm

Joaquin Phoenix's next film will probably be a Mike Mills-directed drama for A24, will start shooting this fall if a deal goes through

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm

Could not be more excited at the prospect of those two working together— can’t wait!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Joaquin Phoenix's next film will probably be a Mike Mills-directed drama for A24, will start shooting this fall if a deal goes through
Well this has immediately become my most anticipated release for the foreseeable future. To be fair, anything Mills had on the docket would be, but what a pairing!

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#4 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm

Casting call reveals some plot elements
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[ JESSE ]
Caucasian, 9 years old (please submit aged 8-11). A very smart, unusual and creative boy. A sensitive but brave person; not afraid to break rules and speak his mind. Loves to pretend, gets lost in his thoughts. Likes to be around adults. This role requires a good amount of improvisation, so be yourself!...LEAD

[ PAUL ]
40-45, Caucasian. Father of Johnny’s nephew. Struggles with bipolar disorder; is in the grips of a manic episode when we meet him. Must be likable and sympathetic – it should pain us to see him in pain this way. Role will involve some improvisation...AN IMPORTANT SUPPORTING ROLE

[ CAROL ]
80s, Caucasian, a formerly grand woman, now small, elderly, ill; exhibiting symptoms of memory loss. Mother of Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix)...A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT ROLE – TWO GOOD SCENES

[ DETROIT KID 6 ]
9-15 years old; can be male or female; can be any race/ethnicity. One of the children interviewed by Johnny for a documentary; describes his/her somewhat scary vision for what the future will be like...ONE GOOD, CHALLENGING SCENE

[ INTAKE NURSE ]
Can be male/female; can be any race/ethnicity. Works at the treatment center where Paul is taken. ONE SCENE. ACTUAL NURSES, SPECIFICALLY ONES WITH EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, A PLUS – IF APPLICABLE, PLEASE MAKE NOTE ON SUBMISSION.

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#5 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:08 pm

Sounds really interesting, with some familiar interests and also some different exploration from Mills' other work. Also, was Phoenix's name submitted in the official casting call report confirming his involvement? Beyond excited for this.

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#6 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Casting call reveals some plot elements
SpoilerShow
[ DETROIT KID 6 ]
9-15 years old; can be male or female; can be any race/ethnicity. One of the children interviewed by Johnny for a documentary; describes his/her somewhat scary vision for what the future will be like...ONE GOOD, CHALLENGING SCENE
SpoilerShow
So I guess this is an autobiography about Mills' time shooting Paperboys.


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