‘Joker’ centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Arthur Fleck (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.
Joker was written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver and produced by Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham. It is Rated R by the MPAA for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.”
Joker opens in theaters on October 4th.