Todd Phillips has shared a new photo of Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker movie.
The director provided a small update on the status of Joker today on his Instagram. He is currently editing the film after production wrapped last December, and now was the appropriate time in his mind to share a new look at Phoenix. He is shown here without any clown makeup on, instead attentively staring at the TV in front of him as he watches VHS tapes.
“Drama. Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen,” the synopsis for Joker reads. “The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
The film hits theaters on October 4th and also stars Zazie Beets, Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Shea Whigham, Frances Conroy, Bill Camp, and Glenn Fleshler.