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Joaquin PhoenixWill the Phoenix rise from the ashes? Or is Joaquin Phoenix set to crash and burn with his long-awaited and potentially crazy-cakes documentary, 'I'm Still Here'?

Hollywood Insider reports that the documentary, which marks the directorial debut of Casey Affleck (Phoenix's brother-in-law), has finally landed a buyer. Independent distribution company Magnolia Pictures, owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, is set to release the film on Sept. 10.

A recent press release from Magnolia describes 'I'm Still here' as: "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." Joaquin PhoenixWill the Phoenix rise from the ashes? Or is Joaquin Phoenix set to crash and burn with his long-awaited and potentially crazy-cakes documentary, 'I'm Still Here'?

Hollywood Insider reports that the documentary, which marks the directorial debut of Casey Affleck (Phoenix's brother-in-law), has finally landed a buyer. Independent distribution company Magnolia Pictures, owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, is set to release the film on Sept. 10.

A recent press release from Magnolia describes 'I'm Still here' as "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."

The documentary chronicles Phoenix's tumultuous journey towards becoming a hip-hop musician, and reportedly features more shocking antics than you can shake a beard at; viewers can expect to see the 'Walk the Line' star snorting cocaine, hiring call-girls, having oral sex with a publicist and being downright abusive to his assistants, as well as Phoenix's now infamous appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.' Plus there's the terrible rapping.

The jury's still out on whether the documentary is in fact an elaborate hoax on the audience and the entertainment industry at large, and I wouldn't count on the movie itself to clarify matters much. You can decide for yourself whether 'I'm Still Here' counts as documentary or mockumentary when it bows on Sept. 10.