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    Default Joker (2019; WB, Village Roadshow, DC) [wins Venice Film Festival]

    Different production team

    Inspired by the origin in "The Killing Joke"

    Release: October 4, 2019

    Production: Village Roadshow Pictures, DC Films

    Release: WB

    Directed by: Todd Phillips (Hangover trilogy, A Star is Born)

    Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper

    Writters: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

    Synopsis: a failed stand-up comedian, disregarded by society, is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic criminal mastermind.

    Cast

    Arthur Fleck/Joker: Joaquin Phoenix
    Sophie Dumond (G/F): Zazie Beetz
    Penny Fleck (mom): Frances Conroy
    Thomas Wayne: Brett Cullen
    Talk show host: Robert De Niro

    Undisclosed characters: Bill Camp, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge, more

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    The film is set in 1981

    A bit more casting

    Arthur Fleck/Joker: Joaquin Phoenix
    Penny Fleck (Arthur's mom): Frances Conroy
    Sophie Dumond (Arthur's G/F): Zazie Beetz
    Thomas Wayne: Brett Cullen
    Alfred Pennyworth: Douglas Hodge
    Bruce Wayne: Dante Pereira-Olson
    Talk show host: Robert De Niro
    GCPD cops: Bill Camp and Shea Whigham
    Ted Marco: Marc Maron
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    Comedian: Glenn Fleshler
    Nurse: Brian Tyree Henry

    And numerous "Arkham patients"



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    'Joker' Has Officially Been Rated R

    In case there was still any doubt that 'JOKER' won't be like other comic book films, this latest bit of news should be the final straw. Via CBR, the film's official website has recently been updated to confirm its R-rating.

    JOKER has been rated R for "strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images."

    "Disturbing behavior" is the understatement of the year when it comes to the Clown Prince of Crime. Still, seeing it reflected in the film's official rating all but guarantees that this will be a more brutal version of the Joker than we've seen onscreen before. It also makes us wonder what sort of havoc the Joker is wreaking in order to earn this distinction. It also beats next year's 'BIRDS OF PREY' to the punch of being the first R-rated DC film.
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    Sounds like we'll be seeing Joker and Co. at the Oscars.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...vealed-1237684

    Venice: Todd Phillips' 'Joke' Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Wins Silver Lion

    The 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival closed Saturday night with the top prize going to the villain origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix.

    Todd Phillips' Joker took home the Golden Lion top prize in Venice on Saturday night, while Roman Polanski won the second place Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize for An Officer and a Spy.

    Upon receiving the prize, Phillips thanked "Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie."
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