Joaquin Phoenix is playing us.
The accomplished actor, who announced his retirement from the motion picture industry last October, unveiled his new “rap” act during a live performance in Las Vegas on January 16. But according to tattles for Entertainment Weekly, Joaquin latest career move is just
“He said, ‘It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey [Affleck] is going to film it,'” says an EW source who recently worked with Phoenix.
“It’s an art project for him. He’s going full out. He probably has told his reps that he’s quit acting. Joaquin is very smart…”