The title and release date for Joaquin Phoenix’s standalone Joker film have been revealed.
Warner Bros. have announced the film will be titled ‘Joker‘ and it will be released October 4, 2019.
I expected a different title, but I do like the simplicity of Joker instead of The Joker.
Directed by Todd Phillips, on a budget around $55 million, the film has been described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Phillips co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver (The Fighter). The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive-produced by Richard Baratta.
Production will begin later in the year.
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