Joker director Todd Phillips has shared a brand new video on Instagram, giving fans a first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime with full makeup.
Production is currently underway in New York City. Phillips shared the Joker video this morning, with the caption: “Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.” Check out the video below.
Warner Bros. is looking to tap into Scorsese classics such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, with the 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.
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 the 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 also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bryan Callen and Robert De Niro.