Saturday, March 13, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix to play Edgar Allen Poe

Joaquin Phoenix is set to make a comeback to acting to play iconic American writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe.

The actor had decided to quit acting to launch his rap career. He has only been seen in a string of bizarre TV interviews of late.

"I couldn't be happier because I am doing a period film. It is a very special challenge because I have to recreate the sound textures of New York in 1854," the Daily Star quoted Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, as telling India's Mumbai Mirror.

He added: "It's an adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower and based on an eerie real-life experience of author Edgar Allan Poe which happened just months before his death. Joaquin plays Edgar Allen Poe."

Full report here DNA

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