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Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Director Todd Phillips posted on Instagram Sunday the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in their standalone Joker film."Arthur," Phillips captioned the image of Phoenix, who stares at the camera -- unsmiling and without the titular villain's signature clown makeup. Phoenix, 43, has unkempt, collar-length hair and is wearing a rumpled, button-down shirt and jacket in the picture. Phoenix's previous films include To Die For, Gladiator, Quills, Her and Walk the Line. Phillips is known for helming The Hangover comedy trilogy. Warner Bros. plans to release the Joker origin film on Oct. 4, 2019. The dark-toned movie is to take place outside of the existing DC extended film universe and is intended to help launch a new DC Comics banner that will allow the movie studio to tell uniq...
Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

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Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix is to play Batman's nemesis The Joker in a stand-alone film exploring the origins of the cackling comic book villain.Co-written and directed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips, the currently untitled film is set to begin shooting in New York this September.According to the Hollywood Reporter, it will be both "a gritty character study" and "a broader cautionary tale".Phoenix's other roles include Johnny Cash in 2005 biopic Walk the Line.The 43-year-old was recently seen playing Jesus in Mary Magdalene and as a troubled vigilante in You Were Never Really Here.Martin Scorsese is making a Joker movieIntroduced in the very first Batman comic in April 1940, The Joker is synonymous with green hair, lur...
The gospel according to Joaquin Phoenix

The gospel according to Joaquin Phoenix

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Duarte Garrido, Arts and Entertainment ReporterAs soon as he enters the room, you know you're about to witness something special.It's not the heavy beard he now sports, or the unbranded, clumsy cap. It's not even his size, his feline eyes or the enigmatic scar which cracks his upper lip.In fact, on a more thorough examination, there's nothing about Joaquin Phoenix's physical appearance which makes him stand out from anyone else.His voice is raucous and off-pitch, his mannerisms uncomfortable - the way he inadvertently covers his mouth while speaking, avoids eye contact - but there is an aura to him.Something which whispers "I don't give a f***" to every single journalist in the room. And he doesn't.He even says so. Not in so many words, but in the way he calls everyone "motherf******" in a...