After Joaquin Phoenix withdrew from acting in October 2008, he grew a beard, started rapping and began acting like a world-class weirdo. Casey Affleck made a thoroughly-watchable documentary about it and then admitted it was all a hoax, which technically means Phoenix never left acting at all. We think.
Either way, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor may be making his official return to acting in the screen adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Green (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Phoenix has been offered the role of Henry, an ageless figure who teaches the 16th President of the United States to throw axes and kill bloodsuckers with the best of them. At this time, Phoenix has met about the project but has yet to accept the role. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton.