Joaquin Phoenix and fiancee Rooney Mara to star alongside each other in upcoming thriller The Island
Joaquin Phoenix and his fiancee Rooney Mara will star alongside each other in the upcoming thriller, The Island.
The Hollywood Reporter reports The Joker star, 47, and the actress, 37, will play a wealthy 1930s couple who move to a deserted island with the intention of living off the land.
The pair, who have appeared alongside each other on several occasions in the past, have been engaged since 2016 and share a son named River Lee, aged two.
Working together: Joaquin Phoenix and his fiancée Rooney Mara will star alongside each other in the upcoming thriller, The Island; they are seen in 2020
The on-screen couple’s escape from society is interrupted by the arrival of the press and a rich countess who begins planning to build a luxury resort on the island itself.
‘Psychological warfare’ then occurs between the couple and the countess, and their contentions eventually lead to murder.
The media outlet pointed out that the movie is currently expected to enter the production stage next year.
Storyline: The movie will take place in the 1930s and it will be centered on a wealthy couple who move to a deserted island with the intention of living off the land; they are seen in 2017
FilmNation’s CEO, Glen Basner, gave a statement to the media outlet to express his enthusiasm for the upcoming project and his admiration for the project’s director and writer, Pawel Pawlikowski.
‘Pawlikowski is one of the world’s greatest filmmakers working today. Pawel bringing this story of jealousy, betrayal and murder in a Garden of Eden is exactly what we all need to drive audiences back to the cinema,’ he said.
The Island’s prospective release date has not been revealed to the public as of yet.
Costars: Phoenix and Mara initially met while working on the set of the 2012 romantic drama film Her; they are seen in 2013
Phoenix and Mara initially met while working on the set of the 2012 romantic drama film Her.
The former of the pair portrayed a socially awkward writer and the latter played his ex-wife, with whom he was working out the terms of their divorce.
The two went on to costar in the 2018 feature Mary Magdalene, in which the actress played the titular figure and her now-fiance played Jesus Christ.
Phoenix and Mara previously made their public debut as a couple during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
The happy couple waited for two years before they decided to become engaged.
The pair went on to become parents when they welcomed their son the following year.
Another one: The two went on to costar in the 2018 feature Mary Magdalene, in which the actress played the titular figure and her now-fiance played Jesus Christ; they are seen in 2019