The upcoming drama will be the American actor’s first film since his Academy Award-winning performance in Joker.
From being a new father off screen to a thoughtful uncle on-screen, Joaquin Phoenix’s recent roles seem to be ones brimming with love and affection. In the upcoming black and white film C’mon C’mon, the Academy Award-winning actor-activist will tap into his parental nature as he essays the protagonist, an artist who is charged with the responsibility of caring for his young nephew.
The trailer of the film which dropped recently authentically captures the loving bond between the boy and his uncle, not only focussing on the fun and cheery parts but also the despair and turmoil that is bound to accompany any human bond, no matter how strong and cared for they are. The trailer offers a peek into some beautiful moments in the film, where the duo travel to some colourful places, which are accompanied by a profound monologue narrated by Phoenix telling the story of what it takes to be a human child on Earth. It ends with the uncle being moved to tears by a book he reads to the child, a scene that is sure to move even the hardest of hearts.
According to Deadline, C’mon C’mon will tell the story of a documentary filmmaker who travels across America conducting interviews with children about the happenings of the world. He is joined in his journey by his adorable 8-year-old nephew, and the film will chronicle the deep bond the two manage to form during their travels. The film features indie filmmaker Mike Mills in the director’s chair, with its production company being A24.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman and Molly Webster, among others, the film will mark the former’s first onscreen presence since his Oscar-winning performance in Todd Phillips’ Joker. C’mon C’mon premiered at the 48th Telluride Film Festival on September 2.