Joaquin Phoenix Falls For an Operating System in Spike Jonze’s Next FilmBy: Josh Wolford - September 7, 2012
Apparently, we’re about to get the Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with Siri film we’ve all been waiting for.
According to The Film Stage, Spike Jonze’s new film has just received an official title and an official plot summary. Set to release in 2013, the film is simply titled “Her.”
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Annapurna films:
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
It’s a Spike Jonze project through and through, as Being John Malkovich director is writing and directing the film. IMDB lists it as being in post-production.
Not only will it be Joaquin Phoenix’s second role since the whole “I quit acting to be a rapper” thing, but it also stars the A-list trio of Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, and Rooney Mara. At first, it’s easy to laugh at the premise. But when you really start thinking about it, you realize the incredible potential of the project. I mean, just imagine the first time you heard the plot summaries for Being John Malkovich or Adaptation.
I’m excited. It’s about time that Hollywood recognized the romantic potential of a well-tuned operating system.[Lead image courtesy Just Jared]