Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara to executive produce new documentary

Read Time:   |  31st July 2020

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The vegan power couple are teaming up with Cowspiracy filmmaker for their latest project.


Hollywood actor and vegan activist Joaquin Phoenix and his partner, actress Rooney Mara, have been incredibly active within the vegan community and have consistently campaigned for animal rights.

In April they spoke out about factory farming and its correlation to the COVID-19 outbreak and in May they partnered with Beyond Meat as part of its Feed A Million+ pledge.

Their next venture is in partnership with Cowspiracy filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and BAFTA Award-winning director Alex Lockwood to executive produce a new documentary, The End of Medicine.

This feature-length documentary focuses on ‘how our treatment of the natural world and the animals within it contribute significantly to the spread of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance’.

Production on the film began in October 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic was making headlines. The film will feature interviews with world-leading scientists whose research identifies that the public health emergency we are facing was inevitable.

In a joint statement, Phoenix and Mara stated, “We hope that ‘The End of Medicine’ is an eye-opening call to action and ignites a spark of willingness to change our habits.” The added, “the science is irrefutable. Modern animal agriculture will continue to make us sick if we don’t radically change our patterns of consumption”.

The film, which is being made under the banners of Kuhn’s First Spark Media, Lockwood’s Lockwood Film is due to finish production by the end of 2020.

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