‘Joker’ Production Under Investigation Following Mistreatment of Extras

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TMZ reports that the Screen Actors Guild has dispatched a representative to the set of Warner Bros.’ Joker after receiving a complaint about a break time violation.

According to TZM’s sources on set, extras involved in a subway station scene were locked in a train car for over three hours and denied their required break after two hours of work. Eventually, some extras resorted to urinating on the tracks through the small spaces between cars after being kept inside the train despite banging on the doors requesting to use the bathroom. After receiving a complaint about the break violation, the Screen Actors Guild sent a representative to resolve the situation and SAG will continue to follow-up and monitor the Joker set.

Warner Bros. also informed the outlet that they will look into the situation.

Warner Bros. also informed the outlet that they are looking into the situation.

“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.

Source: TMZ

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