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The Joker Origin Movie Supporting Character Details & Working Title Revealed

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The Joker Origin Movie Supporting Character Details & Working Title Revealed

Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Joker origin movie is expected to begin filming in New York as early as September this year. The film is touted as an origin movie for the Clown Prince of Crime, taking inspiration from Alan Moore’s comic book The Killing Joke and the 1982 film The King of Comedy.

Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to play the Joker. But neither the film studio nor Phoenix himself has confirmed his involvement with the film. Rumors are that the Joker origin project won’t be released under the DCEU banner. The film is currently going under the working title Romeo.

A new report coming from That Hashtag Show has uncovered several different casting descriptions for the Todd Phillips-directed project. As per the report, the production is currently in search for a slew of actors for the standalone Joker film.

The first of the eight casting descriptions is for a supporting female character named Penny who could be Joker’s mother in the upcoming film.

Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side apartment which she shares with her grown son who just moved back home. She’s obsessed with her former employer and can’t believe that this is what her life has come to, that she has ended up here, like this…

Next on the list is the casting description for a supporting female character named Sophie Dumond who could possibly be a love interest for The Joker.

 Supporting female (27-34) to play African American or to play Latina. Not beautiful, has a hardness to her, a single mother living on the Lower East Side, doing the best she can, trying to make ends meet; worn out by the grind of the city. She understands how the system is stacked against her and the people in her community, how unjust it all is for them. She’s just trying to catch a break.

There are casting descriptions for a duo named Randall and Gary who could show up as a team of some sort.

Randall – Supporting Male (40-59) Caucasian. Thinks he’s the wisest and most knowledgeable person in any room he’s it tries to present himself as a mentor to everybody but is really just looking out for himself, burly.

Gary – Supporting Male (30-49) any ethnicity to play a dwarf; Randall’s best friend, he’s good-natured and a buddy to his colleagues at work, one of the only decent people in the whole movie.

The role description for the character named Hoyt Vaughn suggests that he could be an old-school manager of the hotel staff.

Supporting Male (50-69) any ethnicity the old-school manager of the hotel staff. He’s seen it all and finds it difficult to give a shit about much of anything anymore.

Next on the list are the cast descriptions for two police detectives named Detective Garrity and Detective Burke.

Detective Garrity – Supporting Male (50-59) any ethnicity. Police Detective in a city on the brink; a by-the-book cop, worn down by all his years on the force. He doesn’t care about or take into consideration any of the societal or political ramifications of his cases.

Detective Burke– Supporting Male (30-39) any ethnicity. A Police Detective and Garrity’s partner; he’s an asshole, who gets off by being in a position of authority. Being a cop is how he defines himself.

There’s another casting description for a 65-75-year-old character named Murray Franklin. It is rumored that the casting team is eyeing Robert De Niro for the role.

Talking more about the upcoming Joker origin movie, Todd Phillips is directing and co-writing the script with Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter). It will probably be set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a gritty Gotham City underworld.  It will portray the clown as a failed 1980s comedian.

Stay tuned to Pursue News for latest updates on The Joker origin movie.

Source: That Hashtag Show




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