Todd Phillips‘ Joker origins movie finally has a title: Joker. It doesn’t get any more straightforward than that.
And now the film, which will see Joaquin Phoenix play the title role, has a release date. It will now open in theaters on October 4, 2019. Find out what kind of competition it will go up against in the full report below.
Dread it. Run From it. That Joker origins movie is coming to theaters whether you like it or not. That’s right, the Joker origins film that will be directed by Todd Phillips, with Martin Scorsese acting as executive producer, officially got the green light from Warner Bros.
And Joaquin Phoenix, who was nearing a deal to star earlier this year, has reached a deal to play as the Joker. But the biggest question is, will the film put a smile on your face? More on the story below.
Annapurna Pictures has released an official trailer for The Sisters Brothers, an upcoming western directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) and starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Carol Kane, and Rutger Hauer.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by author Patrick Dewitt, and follows two brothers who have been hired to kill a prospector. You can read an official synopsis for The Sisters Brothers and watch the trailer below.
You Were Never Really Here Written & directed by Lynne Ramsay
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette Amazon Studios
Release Date: April 6, 2018
It seems like he is merely existing. His beard, unkempt with tinges of gray in it, is slowly beginning to swallow his face. He looks drastically out of shape. We see him prowling around at night with no oomph in his step. He’s simply there, probably wishing he wasn’t. More than likely he’s been faltering for a long time now just waiting to fade away, overwhelmed by a past that has crippled him mentally and sucked a good chunk of life out of him physically. His name is Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) and he’s a gun…or should I say hammer for hire.
The history of the Joker is never told the same way, but there is one arc fans refer to as the definitive backstory for the Clown Prince of Crime, Batman: The Killing Joke. So it should come as no surprise that director Todd Philips would want to look at it for his Joker origins film.
A new report says Phillips will be drawing some inspiration from The Killing Joke, in which a failed comedian falls into a vat of acid bleaching his skin and warping his mind, for the still untitled Joker origins film. More on the story below.