Check out more images and a new poster of “Irracional Man”:
Actors Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix are executive producing the one-hour special I Am Dying, which observes death through the eyes of a young woman with terminal cancer, for National Geographic Channel.
Set to premiere June 13, the project explores the final weeks of 32-year-old Renee Heidtman through documentary footage, home movies, personal testimonials and interviews with friends and family members. The title is produced by RD Independent Productions in association with Strawhouse Productions. David Zucker and Mary Lisio are also exec producing, along with co-exec producers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin.
“Our hope was to reframe the end-of-life experience with a direct and celebratory point of view,” Affleck said.
“It would be impossible to summarize the profound impact Renee had on our lives in just a few sentences, but we can say there is rarely a day that goes by that we do not think about her,” said Lindsay.
Added Martin, “The trust and access that Renee, her family, friends and caregivers afforded us was truly humbling.”
Check out the first official trailer of “Irrational Man” with Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone:
Today we have the first official image of “Irrational Man”. The movie is about the relationship between a university professor and his student. Plot details have been kept under wraps. “Irrational Man” opens on July 17th via Sony Pictures Classics.
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are circling Nocturnal Animals, the thriller that’s marking the return of fashion designer Tom Ford to the director’s chair for the first time since 2009’s A Single Man.
Adams is in talks to star while sources say Gyllenhaal is attached to star as the male lead.
Insiders also say that Joaquin Phoenix and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also being sought for leading roles.
Wright’s book was initially published in 1993 and tells of a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion.
The book then tracks two stories: the story in the novel, titled Nocturnal Animals, which tells of a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly; and the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
The project is still being packaged and is not set up at a studio. Smokehouse has a first-look deal with Sony.