Joaquin Phoenix will star in the role of a lifetime, as he portrays the "Man In Black," Johnny Cash on the silver screen, in the upcoming film Walk The Line. The biopic will be directed and co-written by James Mangold (Girl Interrupted, Copland), and will show the country music legend in his prime, highlighting the good times and bad with wife and band mate June Carter (portrayed by Reese Witherspoon). Filming will begin this fall. Phoenix, who starred in the Oscar winning Gladiator and Signs, will next appear in Ladder 49 and Itís All About Love, while Witherspoon continues to conquer Hollywood, with Legally Blonde 2 slated for a summer release.
Source: Jason Anfinsen