'Walk the Line' Tells Epic Cash-Carter Love Story

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Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Credit: Suzanne Tenner-Twentieth Century Fox. i

Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter. Suzanne Tenner/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Credit: Suzanne Tenner-Twentieth Century Fox.

Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter.

Suzanne Tenner/Twentieth Century Fox

The movie Walk the Line opens Friday. It tells the love story between the Man in Black — Johnny Cash — and country sweetheart June Carter, played by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, respectively.

The film follows the couple through their first tumultuous decade together. It was a time when both were still entangled in other relationships.

James Mangold directed Walk the Line and also co-wrote the screenplay.

He made multiple visits to the couple's Hendersonville, Tenn., home to get at the heart of the story. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how his new movie portray's this epic love story.

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