Director Todd Phillips has taken to Instagram to announce that the Joaquin Phoenix movie has officially wrapped production.
“That’s a wrap on production. Thanks to the greatest crew NYC has to offer. It was a fun shoot— but we’re not there yet,” Phillips posted and included the hashtag for “editing room.”
Details for the Joker movie include that it is set in the 1980s in Gotham City and is a standalone film not a part of the DCEU.
The official description offers the Joker origin movie centers around the iconic arch-nemesis of Batman 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. The film follows the transformation of a struggling stand-up comedian to a full-blown criminal force of nature.
The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the titular character, Zazie Beetz as a single mother and the love interest of Joker, Robert DeNiro as a talk show host, Marc Maron is the agent responsible for getting the Joker on DeNiro’s talk show, with the film also starring Frances Conroy, Josh Pais and Bret Cullen as Thomas Wayne.
Joker has an October 4, 2019 release date.