A descent into insanity? A hoax? Whatever it was, I’m Still Here, Casey Affleck’s film about Joaquin Phoenix’s last year spent reinventing himself as a rap star, seems destined to be fascinating at the very least. Magnolia Film just sent over the first poster-

The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I’M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I’M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.

I’m Still Here hits theaters September 10th, 2010, and then VOD on Friday, September 24th.