Cannes: Joaquin Phoenix Joins Lynne Ramsay Project ‘You Were Never Really Here’

12/05/2016 | By

Another exciting rumour!

Vincent Maraval’s Insiders is shopping the project, about a troubled war veteran, to buyers in Cannes.

Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in You Were Never Really Here, the new feature from Scottish director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

The feature, described as a character-driven thriller, focuses on a war veteran troubled by his past, who now works to rescue women from sex traffickers. When he tries to rescue a girl from a brothel in New York, things go horribly wrong, setting off a wave of violence and vengeance.

Ramsay will direct from her own script, adapted from a novella by Jonathan Ames, the creator of HBO show Bored to Death