Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz star in director Todd Phillips’ Joker origin movie, based on characters from DC Comics. A first look video has arrived online along with the official cast and plot synopsis. Check out the video and details below! Before he was a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman, Arthur Fleck was a man disregarded by society. The film is being produced by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner.
Release Date: October 4, 2019
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Action, Crime, Adaptation
Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Scott Silver, Todd Phillips
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
“Joker” is a gritty hard-boiled crime film set in an early-’80s Gotham City meant to evoke the grounded feel of Scorsese’s films like “Taxi Driver.” The story centers on how the popular comic book villain, known as “The Joker,” became The Clown Prince of Crime in Gotham City. It will be the first film under a Warner Bros./DC’s “Elseworlds,” which will expand the canon of DC Comics properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the characters.