Warner Bros. has announced that actor Joaquin Phoenix will star in an origin story of one of DC’s most notorious Super-Villains, the Joker.
Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film will center around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Phillips will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver. The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta. The film begins production later this year.
Let it be known that there is also another Joker movie happening with actor Jarred Leto as the lead and a Harley Quinn movie in the works as well. So if you are into the clown prince of crime, you have your hands full of live action movies to watch about him.