We got our first look at Joaquin Phoenix‘s “Arthur Fleck” from director Todd Phillips’ Joker origin movie earlier this week, but the character wasn’t actually wearing the iconic clown-face makeup in that photo. So what will Phoenix look like in the greasepaint?
Phillips just shared some test footage today, giving us our first real look at Phoenix’s Joker!
Check it out below.
In addition to the previously announced Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne, we’ve learned this week that the film also stars Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Glenn Fleshler (“True Detective”), Josh Pais (“Ray Donovan”) and Douglas Hodge (“Penny Dreadful”).
While story details are being kept under wraps, it has been previously reported that the origin story for Batman’s nemesis will be more of a mid-budget crime thriller than a superhero blockbuster. The film will reportedly be made on a $55 million production budget, with it being described as “darker and more experimental in tone and content.”
The screenplay for Joker is co-written by Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) and writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), and based on characters from DC. It’s being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It’s executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.
The Joker will arrive on October 4, 2019.
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) September 21, 2018