Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Now after watching this trailer and seeing the intensity of Joaquin portray The Clown Prince of Crime is something DC comic book fans have been waiting for since the tragic death of Heath Ledger. Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. And it looks like Joaquin could the next best thing!
Coming to theaters October 4, 2019 - directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese.