Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Returning To Theaters Following Oscar Nominations

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Warner Bros. is re-releasing Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in theaters this weekend just days after the film earned 11 Oscar nominations.

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Oscars and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker earned an impressive 11 nominations. Among the honors bestowed upon Joker were the Best Picture nomination and a Best Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the titular Clown Prince of Crime.

Now, Warner Bros. has decided to re-release Joker to 750 screens across the country starting on Friday, January 17th, though it is unclear how long the Joaquin Phoenix film will remain in theaters this time. Warner Brothers distribution head Jeff Goldstein made the following statement on the decision to re-release Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker as it continues to garner interest amid Oscar nominations and other accolades this awards season:

“With the continued interest in Joker as a result of its recognition during this exciting awards seasons, we wanted to give audiences the chance to see the film on the big screen, whether for the first time or again.”

Fans can find out if Joaquin Phoenix and Joker win Oscar gold when the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony airs on ABC on February 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:

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 fracturedsociety. 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.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is now playing in theaters!

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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