Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the start of principal photography on the Todd Phillips-directed “Joker” movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, and in the press release they’ve detailed the supporting cast and crew members involved in the production.
The story is said to revolve around “the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. [Todd] Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
The full main cast include Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are producing, while “The Hangover” cinematographer Lawrence Sher and editor Jeff Groth are onboard in those same capacities, as is “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” production designer Mark Friedberg and “The Artist” costume designer Mark Bridges.
“Joker” is targeting an October 4th 2019 release. The project is entirely separate from the DCEU films including “Suicide Squad” which starred Jared Leto as The Joker. Todd Stashwick, the co-writer of that film’s sequel, told Discussing Film that the most recent draft for the follow-up to the 2016 bad guys team-up film is done.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures