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Joaquin Phoenix to star in Woody Allen's next film

Since returning to public life and releasing I’m Still Here, a compilation of lo-fi jam sessions recorded while he was recuperating in New York and Los Angeles, Joaquin Phoenix has embarked on a series of intimate performances in front of writer-directors across America. Deadline is reporting that the summer leg of Phoenix’s Never-Ending Au-Tour will include dates with clarinetist Woody Allen, a mainstay of New York City’s coffee-shop world cinema scene. Though no details have emerged about the plot, setting, or backing band, fans should expect an Allen-centric set heavy on reinterpretations of older material.

Phoenix last performed in New York in 2012, in a trio featuring Jeremy Renner and French chanteuse Marion Cotillard. A recording of the set, titled The Immigrant, is set to drop later this month, with another release, Inherent Vice, slated for the fall. Phoenix, who has largely sworn off studio recordings, has yet to confirm any fall or winter performance dates.

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