This will be Phoenix’s next film following his work in Todd Phillips’s “Joker,” which has garnered awards attention since its premiere in Venice late last month.
It’s also the first feature from Mills since “20th Century Women” in 2016. Mills has already written the script for the film, and production is slated to begin later this fall.
Chelsea Barnard, Lila Yacoub and Andrea Longacre-White are producing the untitled film.
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Phoenix is earning Oscar buzz for his work as the iconic Batman villain Joker in the character’s origin story. “Joker” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival,