Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary villain, has finally entered the production and filming phase. Director Todd Phillips is the one who teased the start of production on social media.
Phillips took to Instagram to share a picture of himself surrounded by smoke with the caption, “Here we go.”
You can check out the post below.
Well, a new picture of Joaquin Phoenix clicked at the Deauville American Film Festival is also making the rounds online. The photo shows him with a big grin which reminds fans of the iconic DC Comics villain. The actor has reportedly lost a lot of weight to prepare for his role as the Clown Prince of Crime, who is generally depicted as being rake-thin.
The low-budget Joker movie is expected to be launched under a new DC Films banner set outside the continuity of the already established DC Extended Universe. Set in the 1980s, the upcoming film will see how a failed stand-up comedian turns to a life of crime and madness after a particularly bad performance.
The makers are eyeing an R-rating for the Joker movie as it will showcase the real-life world of stand-up comedians who also perform in strip clubs. Some of the scenes in the movie will likely feature nudity in the form of female strippers.
Some of the actors who are confirmed to feature in the Joker movie include Zazie Beetz ((Deadpool 2), Robert De Niro (The King of Comedy), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Marc Maron (Almost Famous) and Bryan Callen. Actor Alec Baldwin, who was roped in to play Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas Wayne, has already opted out of the project due to scheduling issues.
Director Todd Phillips has co-written the film’s script with Scott Silver (8 Mile). Emma Tillinger Koskoff will produce Joker, with Richard Baratta executive producing.
The Joker is scheduled to debut in theatres on October 4, 2019.
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