Joker director Todd Phillips revealed a new look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime on Instagram today and also confirmed the film will indeed be R rated.
Even though several rumors and the first trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker were indicating that the film would be intended for mature audiences, director Todd Phillips has now confirmed it. Earlier today, Todd Phillips shared this new image of Joaquin Phoenix behind the scenes as the Joker and answered a fan who asked him for the film’s rating, which he confirmed to be R. Check it out:
Plot details for Joker remain under wraps, but we know that the Todd Phillips’ film will center around Joaquin Phoenix’s character as he drowns in madness.
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” 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.
Joker hits theaters October 4, 2019.