Joker is an upcoming psychological thriller written (along with Scott Silver) and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy, War Dogs, A Star Is Born, Borat, All the King’s Men, Road Trip, etc.)
The movie, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failing stand-up comedian who is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City to become one of the most notorious villains in the city – Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, and Brian Tyree Henry, and others.
Joker premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, and received standing ovation, along with mostly positive reviews from the press, particulary for the Phoenix’s performance.
Movie is scheduled to be theatrically released in the USA on October 4.