Glow star Marc Maron is joining Joaquin Phoenix in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ upcoming Joker movie from The Hangover director Todd Phillips, according to Variety. The trade says Maron will play the role of a booking agent on Robert De Niro’s talk show who plays a part in booking Phoenix’s character, and eventually causing him to go mad.
The cast of the film also includes Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy. Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta) will play a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime, while Conroy portrays the Joker’s mother, Penny.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set an October 4, 2019 release date for the Todd Phillips-directed Joker. 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.
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. Joker is expected to begin production in September in New York.
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.