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Hey guys, remember Joaquin Phoenix? Once upon a time, the actor was one of the most sought after stars in Hollywood. Following his critical success with 'Walk the Line' and 'Reservation Road,' he was all set to become one of Hollywood's go-to leading men.

And then he decided to quit acting and become a rapper.

Or, you know, something like that. Whatever the truth is behind Phoenix's 2008 decision to quit acting, though, it appears the world will finally get an answer, as Deadline is reporting that the documentary (or mockumentary?) about Phoenix's rap career has finally been completed and is being shopped to distributors. Hey guys, remember Joaquin Phoenix? Once upon a time, the actor was one of the most sought after stars in Hollywood. Following his critical success with 'Walk the Line' and 'Reservation Road,' he was all set to become one of Hollywood's go-to leading men.

And then he decided to quit acting and become a rapper.

Or, you know, something like that. Whatever the truth is behind Phoenix's 2008 decision to quit acting, though, it appears the world will finally get an answer, as Deadline is reporting that the documentary (or mockumentary?) about Phoenix's rap career has finally been completed and is being shopped to distributors.

Directed by brother-in-law Casey Affleck, the movie has long been rumored to be an Andy Kaufman-style meta-stunt, though both Affleck and Phoenix have repeatedly denied this. The project gained instant notoriety thanks to Phoenix's infamous 2009 appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman,' where he appeared to be nearly incoherent, much to Letterman's satirical delight.

Of course, despite the widespread buzz that appearance generated, it was well over a year ago, and in Hollywood, out of sight is out of mind. Will audiences still care at this point what Phoenix has been doing? Or will they need to be reminded that whole rap thing ever happened?

We'll soon find out. In the meantime, if you do need a reminder, here's the clip from Phoenix's unhinged conversation with Letterman: