Director Todd Phillips has taken to Instagram to share a new photo from the upcoming Joker movie, confirming that it will be rated R.
Joker focuses on Batman’s iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story made for cinema. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (the Joker), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs using a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, as well as Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner, and Bruce Berman.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular villain, plus Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (42), Glenn Fleshler (Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), and Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island).
Joker is cackling onto the silver screen October 4th of this year.