Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Star in The Sisters Brothers

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Star in The Sisters Brothers

Joaquin Phoenix in talks to star in The Sisters Brothers

According to Variety, three-time Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Walk the Line, Gladiator) is in talks to join John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy, Step Brothers) in the indie comedy The Sisters Brothers.

Based on the novel by Patrick DeWitt which won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humor writing, The Sisters Brothers takes place in Oregon in 1851, following brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters as they seek to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. 

Reilly will produce the period comedy alongside Michael DeLuca (Fifty Shades of Grey), with acclaimed French helmer Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) directing. 

Phoenix is already set to headline director Casey Affleck’s period western Far Bright Star

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