Todd Phillips Shares New Photo of Joaquin Phoenix as JOKER
Director Todd Phillips has shared a new photo from his upcoming film Joker featuring Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard or seen anything from this project. The movie has been deep in post production for the past few months.
Drama. Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
A lot of fans seem to think that this is a weird project, but I’m actually pretty damn stoked about it. This is sure to be a unique and different take on the classic villainous character.
Joker is set in the ‘80s and 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.
When previously talking about the film, Phoenix said:
“I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre. I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a … It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting. I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles. And sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea."
The film also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4th, 2019.