The Official ‘Joker’ Trailer Starring Joaquin Phoenix Is Released

Co-writer/director Todd Phillips’ upcoming JOKER origin movie starring Joaquin Phoenix just dropped the movie’s new trailer (which you can view at the link here.)

Written by Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker is along the lines of a crime thriller rather than the average comic book movie, and a “dark character study.” The official synopsis reads: “failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.”

Phoenix’s co-stars in the film include Robert De Niro as a talk show host; Frances Conroy as Penny, the mother of Arthur Fleck; Marc Maron as an agent; Brett Cullen as wealthy mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne, father of future Batman Bruce Wayne; and Zazie Beetz as a single mother who catches Arthur’s attention. 

JOKER is set for release on October 4, 2019.

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