With the release of Todd Phillips’ Joker less than a month away, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a whole bunch of new ultra hi-resolution photos from the dark comic book adaptation, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
The film, which has recently won the 2019 Venice Golden Lion award, will chronicle the dark and twisted origins of Batman’s nemesis, the Joker, back when he was Arthur Fleck, an aspiring stand up comedian struggling with his place in society.
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 fractured society. 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.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.
Joker will be in cinemas 4th October, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures