First JOKER Video Footage Shows Joaquin Phoenix in Full Clown Make-up

Director Todd Phillips just shared some official video footage of Joaquin Phoenix in Joker and as you’ll see, he’s wearing full-on clown make-up. Now, Phoenix is made-up to look like a clown, but we don’t know if that is going to be the actual look after he fully transforms into The Joker. I think this is just a little tease and taste of what is to come. But, I will say that I do like the look because it’s simple, minimalist, and old-school. Sometimes less is more. I personally wouldn’t mind if this was the actually look of The Joker in the movie. I dig the vibe. Check out the video below and let us know what you think of the clown look!

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Phillips is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver. The studio has described the story as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale."

Joker is "meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies". The story is also said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and rumor has it that the film’s story will revolve around a Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian whose failures lead him into a life of crime.

It’s going to be interesting to see how exactly Arthur’s transformation into The Joker unfolds on the big screen. I know a lot of people aren’t excited about this movie, but this is actually the DC film currently shooting that I’m most excited about because it’s going to be a very different and experimental DC movie.

The film also stars Robert De NiroFrances ConroyMarc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. De Niro will play a reporter; Beetz will play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation the villain; and Conroy will play Joker's mother, Penny.

The studio has set an October 4th, 2019 release date.

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