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Rep: Joaquin Phoenix Will Not Play Edgar Allen Poe

March 14th, 2010 9:00am EDT

Phoenix,_JoaquinA representative for Joaquin Phoenix has shot down reports the star is preparing to return to the big screen as Edgar Allen Poe.

Slumdog Millionaire sound designer Resul Pookutty claimed earlier this week that Phoenix was tuning his back on his newfound rap career to head back to filmmaking.

He told India's Mumbai Mirror the star had signed up to play iconic American writer and poet Poe in an upcoming movie.

But Pookutty's claims have been dismissed by Phoenix's rep, who tells GossipCop.com the star will not be appearing in the picture.

The Walk The Line actor quit Hollywood last year, announcing plans to focus on becoming a hip-hop star.

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