Even putting aside the personal scandals, this is still some surprising casting news. Joaquin Phoenix is the first actor to be cast in Woody Allen’s next film, which of course has no title or plot details yet and won’t for quite a while.
Whatever the film is, it will certainly be interesting to see Phoenix and Allen collaborate, mixing their seemingly very different energies and styles. Now, who will play his way-too-young love interest?
Magic in the Moonlight, Allen’s latest featuring the romantic pairing of Colin Firth and Emma Stone, releases in the States on July 25th, with no UK date yet.