JOAQUIN PHOENIX WALKS THE LINE!

And Reese Witherspoon takes the role of the Man In Black's wife June Carter...

JOAQUIN PHOENIX and REESE WITHERSPOON are teaming up to star in a biopic of towering country titan JOHNNY CASH.

‘Walk The Line’, due to go into production this autumn, will see Phoenix play the Man In Black, while Witherspoon will take on the part of his wife June Carter.

James Mangold, ‘Copland’ and ‘Girl, Interrupted’ writer and director, will be the man behind the camera.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Walk The Line’ will be a “non-traditional biopic”, focusing on Cash’s early years.