After weeks of paparazzi photos from the set things have quietened down on the Joker front. The movie itself may have moved on to sound stages to complete its production. Having begun filming in September it’s not a huge creative leap to think things might be winding down on the low key movie.
Over the weekend director Todd Phillips shared an arty new shot of his lead actor in costume. Captioned ‘On set. Five minute break.’ The shot sees Phoenix kicking back for a minute, puffing on a cigarette. It does give us a good look at the shade of green in his hair though… very Joker!
Joker centres 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.
The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.
Joker will be released on October 4, 2019. For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!