Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix will star as “Arthur Fleck,” a failed comedian who becomes Gotham City’s notorious crime boss and serial killer, the Joker.
Phoenix is the fifth actor to play the Joker in live-action, after Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto.
The story of the Joker will finally be revealed (again). In 2019, Todd Phillips, best known as the director of The Hangover movies, will unleash Joker, a gritty crime thriller that explores a failed comedian’s descent into a life of villainy. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in his own original interpretation of the character, best known as the nemesis of Batman.
In a time when superheroes bend audiences to their will, Joker is poised to reinvent the popular genre. This isn’t a typical comic book movie. It’s not even trying to ape Logan as a neo-western superhero. Joker is straight up a crime drama and a passion project of its lead star.
Joker will be released on October 4, 2019.
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