Sat, 13 March 2010 01:33:44 ET
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Oscar-winning sound recordist Resul Pookutty reveals that the 'Walk the Line' star will come out from retirement to play Edgar Allen Poe in the adaptation of Daniel Stashower's novel.
apparently doesn't stay retired for too long. More than a year after announcing his retirement from acting in 2008, the "Reservation Road
" star is reported to resume his movie career with a role as poet Edgar Allen Poe in a feature film titled "The Beautiful Cigar Girl
Revealing the casting news was sound recordist Resul Pookutty when discussing about the project with Mumbia Mirror. "It's an adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower and based on an eerie real-life experience of author Edgar Allen Poe which happened just months before his death," he said. "Joaquin plays Edgar Allen Poe."
No further details on "The Beautiful Cigar Girl" has been disclosed, but words are, it will be dealing with the peculiar death of tobacco clerk Mary Rogers and the story Poe penned a year later "The Mystery of Marie Roget." There is also no words on who will pen the script and on who will direct the movie.
Before coming out with the statement that he will quit acting to focus on his music career, Joaquin Phoenix has starred in various movies. He has been nominated for Academy Award twice. One was for his supporting role in "Gladiator" and the other one was for his portrayal of Johnny Cash
in "Walk the Line
". His other movie credits include "Two Lovers
", "We Own the Night
" and "Ladder 49
UPDATE 03/15: Joaquin Phoenix's representative has come forward with a denial to the casting claim. To Gossip Cop, the rep insisted that the actor "will not be appearing in the picture."
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