July 16th, 2010
01:25 PM ET
After being missing in action from movie theaters since announcing his retirement in 2008, Joaquin Phoenix is about to come back in a very big way.
"I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix," directed by the star's brother-in-law Casey Affleck, 34, will arrive in theaters September 10.
Hopefully we'll get to find out exactly what went down during the time Phoenix quit acting to pursue a career as a rap star. Because that awkward Letterman appearance, in which the 35-year-old gave the talk-show host the silent treatment? Apparently, that was just the tip of the craziness iceberg.
The documentary reportedly shows Phoenix snorting cocaine off the breast of a prostitute, and, according to the L.A. Times, includes "more male frontal nudity than you'd find in some gay porn films."
Eamonn Bowles, president of the films distributor, Magnolia Pictures, told Deadline.com "I'm Still Here" is a "pretty amazing piece of work, jaw dropping but dimensional."
As to whether any of the debauchery is real, Bowles will only say, "Frankly, some of the behavior is very extreme. But it is in the context of the insanity of being in Joaquin's life for that period of time. It is a unique piece of work that is going to surprise people in different ways."
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