River Phoenix - Director To Release Tragic Phoenix's Final Film
A Dutch filmmaker is set to release the movie River Phoenix was shooting before his sudden death, with the help of the actor's brother Joaquin.
George Sluizer was working on Dark Blood with River when the 23-year-old star died from a drug overdose outside Hollywood's The Viper Room in 1993.
The director has now re-edited the material and wants the late actor's younger sibling Joaquin to help him complete the project by recording a voice-over as River's character, Boy.
Sluizer tells the Hollywood Reporter, "The voices of both brothers are very much alike."
Sluizer hopes to release the final cut next year (12).