Nudity May Lead to a R-Rating For Joaquin Phoenix's JOKER
Joker is one of two Joker movies in development right now at Warner Bros. and it is the one coming from director Todd Philips and actor Joaquin Pheonix. Some new information has surfaced saying that due to some nudity from smaller female roles, the film will likely get an R rating.
Considering this film is said to focus on the Clown Prince of Crime when he was a failed stand-up comic that performed in strip clubs, it makes a lot of sense for this to happen. Of course, the rating is not confirmed, so we could get a PG-13 version with underwear instead of full nudity.
An R rating would also help differentiate Joker from Jared Leto’s The Joker which is said to be aiming for a PG-13 rating. I’m just going to go on a limb and say most of you want this film to get the R rating.
The film also stars Frances Conroy, who will play the Joker's mother and Zazie Beetz would play a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime. Robert DeNiro is also going to be in the film as a talk show host.
The studio describes 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."
Phillips will co-write and direct the film which is set to be released on October 4th, 2019. For some additional details on the story click here.
Source: Geeks WorldWide