Joaquin Phoenix Officially Signed
For Joker Origin Film
Todd Phillips is directing the film which will begin shooting this September in New York. Phillips also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver for the Joker standalone flick, which Warner Bros describes as being
an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
The movie will have a smaller budget of around $55 million. Joaquin’s Joker story is described as a darker and will be similar to a crime drama.
No release date has been set, but a 2019 release is possible.