Joker director Todd Phillips released a new photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime on his official Instagram account.
Today, the Venice Film Festival announced that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will premiere at the 76th edition of the event as one of the in-competition titles. The news came just days after it was confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was selected to screen at TIFF as one of the Gala Presentations.
To celebrate, Joker director Todd Phillips shared a new photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the classic Batman foe and expressed his excitement to introduce the film to audiences at both festivals. The photo features Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in full makeup seemingly dancing with joy on steps in Gotham City.
Check out the post below to see the new photo of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
The 76th Venice Film Festival will be held from August 28 to September 7 while TIFF takes place from September 5 to the 15th.
Here is the official synopsis for Joker:
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.