Todd Phillips’ Joker Movie Set for an October 2019 Release

The Warner Bros. release stars Joaquin Phoenix

Todd Phillips' Joker Movie Set for an October 2019 Release

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the Todd Phillips-directed Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will open in theaters on October 4, 2019. The other films scheduled for that date are Paramount’s Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, and 20th Century Fox’s The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams.

Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis 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.

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Phillips will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter). The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta. The film begins production later this year.

One of today’s most versatile actors, Phoenix has been honored with three Oscar nominations, for his work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, James Mangold’s Walk the Line, in which he starred as Johnny Cash, and Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. He won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 for Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here, and has also earned acclaim for his work in numerous films, including Spike Jonze’s Her. His most recent film, Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, premiered at Sundance this year.

The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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