Warner Bros. has released a brand new synopsis for Joker, the upcoming Todd Phillips-directed DC Comics movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.
A new synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is here ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month, revealing key story details. The synopsis was released this morning,with the film’s second trailer expected to drop any day now.
You can check out the latest synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker below.
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.
Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to don the Joker makeup and costume on the big screen following the likes of Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto. Joker will have its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Joaquin Phoenix will be receiving the Tribute Actor Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Joker will also be screened.
Warner Bros. is looking to tap into Scorsese classics such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, with the Joaquin Phoenix film set in a gritty and grounded 1980s Gotham City. Todd Phillips is directing the standalone piece, which is said to be separate from the DC Extended Universe in an effort to create new and unique storylines to expand the canon.
Todd Phillips also wrote the script with Scott Silver, the man behind the 2002 drama film 8 Mile starring Eminem. The project is said to focus on Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime as a failed 1980s comedian who becomes The Joker after bombing with audiences.
Opening in theaters on October 4, 2019, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bryan Callen and Robert De Niro. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on the project!
Source: Warner Bros.