Isabelle Tracy nominated her long time friend Dave Burnham to be Johnny Cash played by Joaquin Phoenix in Walk The Line as he is the lead singer in Hull Band Keep it Cash I managed to create this Hullywood Icon in a quick 20 minute shoot before he started sound checking in Fruit for a gig that night.
Walk the Line is a 2005 American musical-biographical drama film directed by James Mangold and based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Robert Patrick.
The film focuses on Cash’s early life, his romance with June Carter, and his ascent to the country music scene, as based on his autobiographies. The screenplay was written by Mangold and Gill Dennis. The film’s production budget is estimated to have been US$28 million.