Frances Conroy In Talks To Play Joker’s Mother

Frances Conroy In Talks To Play Jokers Mother

“Six Feet Under” and “American Horror Story” alum Frances Conroy is in talks to play Penny, the mother of Joaquin Phoenix’s The Joker, in the upcoming “Joker” standalone film at Warner Bros. Pictures reports The Wrap.

The report comes just hours after word broke Robert De Niro was officially in talks to play a radio shock jock in the film which is set in Gotham City in the 1980s and deals with the origin of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Conroy would join a cast that also includes “Deadpool 2” star Zazie Beetz as a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation. The mid-budget crime thriller will be helmed by Todd Phillips and begins shooting this September in New York ahead of an October 2019 release.