Joker (2019)

Director Todd Phillips' Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by 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.

Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (The MasterWalk the LineGladiator) stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Raging BullThe Godfather: Part II) as Franklin. The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Frances Conroy (TV’s American Horror Story, Hulu’s Castle Rock), Marc Maron (TV’s MaronGLOW), Bill Camp (Red SparrowMolly’s Game), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s BillionsBarry), Shea Whigham (First ManKong: Skull Island), Brett Cullen (42, Netflix’s Narcos), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, TV’s Penny Dreadful) and Josh Pais (upcoming Motherless BrooklynGoing in Style).

Oscar nominee Phillips (BoratThe Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar-nominated writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is produced by Phillips and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (A Star Is BornAmerican Sniper) under their Joint Effort banner, and Oscar nominee Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street). It is executive produced by Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Aaron L. Gilbert, Joseph Garner, Richard Baratta, and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (Godzilla: King of the MonstersThe Hangover trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (SelmaThe Amazing Spider-Man 2), editor Jeff Groth (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom ThreadThe Artist). The music is by Hildur Guðnadóttir (Sicario: Day of the Soldado).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, a Film by Todd Phillips, Joker. It will be in theaters nationwide October 4, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Joker soundtrack, featuring music by Hildur Gudnadottir, is streaming now. Collectible vinyl available in December!



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Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais
Crime & Gangster, Drama
Todd Phillips
Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
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