Tommy Wiseau, the famed writer/director/producer/star of the cult classic, The Room is expressing interest in playing the Joker for the Martin Scorsese-produced standalone Joker film to be directed by Todd Phillips.
With the recent news that Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix is in-talks for the role, Wiseau tweeted a message for Phillips, urging him to give him a call:
Todd. DM me. https://t.co/DHYg3EXvhs
— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) February 10, 2018
Apparently, Wiseau believes that he is a worthy alternative if the deal with Phoenix falls through.
Based on his iconic performance in The Room, Wiseau can certainly play the hysterical side of the Joker. Also, Wiseau has a distinctive laugh that would certainly differentiate himself from previous actors such as Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and most recently, Jared Leto.
It is unlikely that Wiseau will end up playing the Joker for Phillips, but just imagine what it would be like to see him as the iconic Batman villain. It is safe to say that Wiseau’s portrayal would be… unique.
Wiseau is the subject of the film, The Disaster Artist. The film is based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell and is directed by James Franco who stars as Wiseau alongside his real-life brother Dave Franco as Sestero. The film was recently nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.
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Top 7 Joker Performances From TV & Movies Ranked
The Joker is one of the most popular villains in fiction. As a result of that, he has been featured in multiple movies, TV shows and video games. Fortunately, he’s a character who can be molded to fit his environment. He’s equally at home in The LEGO Batman Movie getting his feelings hurt as he is pushing Superman to the brink in the Injustice video game franchise.
One question persists through all those adaptations: who plays Joker best?
For all you Suicide Squad fans out there wondering why Jared Leto isn’t on the list, don’t worry I got an answer for you. I didn’t like him! Man oh man, I thought he was terrible honestly. Laughable in the wrong sense of the word. Perhaps some of the cut scenes might have changed my mind, but from what I saw I wasn’t left wanting more.
Do you think I’m wrong? Should Leto or someone else have made the list? Sound off in the comment section and let me know!
But for now, take some laughing gas and hit Next to find out who the best Jokers are!