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Rumour: Robert De Niro Eyed For A Supporting Role In Todd Phillips ‘Joker’ Movie



With Warner Bros. pushing along with their idea of using well established DC characters out with the DC Extended Universe, things are starting to move forward with Todd Phillips Elseworlds Joker movie.

Joaquin Phoenix’s is in talks to star as the Clown Prince of Crime and a new rumor has hit the net. A recent report from The Hashtag Show regarding Phillips film has shed some light on potential characters that may be joining Phoenix, with the site claiming Robert De Niro is being looked at in a supporting role. Check out the character descriptions below:


“Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side apartment which she shares with her grown son who just moved back home. She’s obsessed with her former employer and can’t believe that this is what her life has come to, that she has ended up here, like this…”

Its speculated Penny could be Joker’s mother.


“Supporting female (27-34) to play African American or to play Latina. Not beautiful, has a hardness to her, a single mother living on the Lower East Side, doing the best she can, trying to make ends meet; worn out by the grind of the city. She understands how the system is stacked against her and the people in her community, how unjust it all is for them. She’s just trying to catch a break.”

Sophie could be a love interest for the Joker or partner in crime… Possibly both.


“Male (65-75) Caucasian”

There is no description for the role of Murray, however, the report indicates Warner Bros. maybe eyeing up Academy Award winner Robert De Niro for the role. De Niro won the best actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the classic Raging Bull and again as for best-supporting actor in the Godfather Part Two.

Robert De Niro has a close relationship with Martin Scorsese who is said to be involved in some capacity. The two have frequently collaborated with each other throughout the years.


“Supporting Male (40-59) Caucasian. Thinks he’s the wisest and most knowledgeable person in any room he’s in tries to present himself as a mentor to everybody, but is really just looking out for himself, burly.”


“Supporting Male (30-49) any ethnicity to play a dwarf; Randall’s best friend, he’s good-natured and a buddy to his colleagues at work, one of the only decent people in the whole movie.”


“Supporting Male (50-69) any ethnicity the old-school manager of hotel staff. He’s seen it all, and finds it difficult to give a shit about much of anything anymore.”


“Supporting Male (50-59) any ethnicity. Police Detective in a city on the brink; a by-the-book cop, worn down by all his years on the force. He doesn’t care about or take into consideration any of the societal or political ramifications of his cases.”


“Supporting Male (30-39) any ethnicity. A Police Detective and Garrity’s partner; he’s an asshole, who gets off by being in a position of authority. Being a cop is how he defines himself.”

Let us know in the comments below your thought on the latest Joker rumors.

The movie is scheduled to start shooting this September in New York City.

Source: The Hashtag Show

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