The younger brother of the late River Phoenix told Associated Press last week that Two Lovers was his last film. The actor wants to focus more on his budding music career. He earlier displayed his musical talents as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line.
Phoenix started his acting career as a child, acting along side of his siblings. He gained critical acclaim for his roles in To Die For, U-Turn, and Gladiator.
Two Lovers, produced by 2929 Productions, is scheduled for USA release 13 February 2009. The film already previewed at Cannes, Hampton International, and London Film Festivals.
The Variety article is here.