Joaquin Phoenix to return to acting?
According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the Walk the Line actor will play a foot and shoe fetishist who also designs footwear in the comedy/drama.
The star is also rumoured to have taken meetings about Poe thriller The Raven, Sean Penn's Thomas Wolfe biopic Genius, and the Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, although all came to nothing.
Phoenix, whose other credits include Hotel Rwanda, and We Own the Night, announced his retirement from acting in 2008 in order to focus on a hip hop career.
This year, he was the star of documentary made by his movie star brother-in-law Casey Affleck titled I'm Still Here which charts his attempts to make a success of his rap career.
The film debuted this week at the Venice Film Festival.
Reviews of the project have been mixed, with some suggesting it could be a hoax.