Im Still Here trailer hits the net

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix got progressively odder after his 2008 ‘retirement’ from the film industry, gradually disappearing behind a scruffy hobo beard and sunglasses.

Stunt for new doc I’m Still Here , or genuine descent into madness? Jury’s still out, but the mystery should be shattered when I’m Still Here premieres at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The first trailer for the flick has now appeared online, and looks every bit as convincing as Phoenix’s remarkable transformation. Check it out below…

Directed by Casey Affleck (Phoenix’s brother-in-law), the footage sure looks legit, though numerous other websites have noted that it almost feels like a parody of a documentary trailer.

Have Affleck and Phoenix made fools of us all? Debate below…