‘Joker’ |The Crowning of a Whole New Cray

Are you ready to experience Joker like you’ve never seen before? The final full trailer is here and there was nothing but excitement coming from me as I watched the iconic arch nemesis reimagined in a standalone story of the villain I thought I knew.

Under the direction of Todd Phillps, ‘Joker’ examines Arthur Fleck, played by Oscar nominee, Joaquin Phoenix. Now I’ve been a fan of Phoenix since his performance alongside Mel Gibson in Signs, his oddball heroic character in The Village and so on. Who better to take on the becoming of the most psychotic villain of Gotham City than he?

Phillps, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver, shows a man disregarded by society and its adverse affects on man seeking dignity, acceptance and respect. Just a Clown in search of a Crown of Fame.

The beauty to capture the un-becoming of a man technically mastered by Lawerence Sher, Cinematography and Mark Friedberg, Production Design and Jeff Groth, Editing. And just like a 1970’s vintage Gotham is birthed in all of its rancid glory.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,”
“Molly’s Game”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle
Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,”
“Barry”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Marc Maron (TV’s
“Maron,” “GLOW”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”), and
Shea Whigham (upcoming “First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”).

Joker will premiere at this Saturday’s Venice Film Festival, followed by a screening at Toronto International Film Festival where I will happily attend! And New York Film Festival before it arrives in U.S. theaters on October 4th.

Director
Todd Phillips

Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Cinematography
Lawrence Sher

Editing
Jeff Groth

Executive Producers
Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Aaron L. Gilbert, Joseph Garner, Richard Baratta, Bruce Berman

Producers Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Production Companies
Joint Effort, Village Roadshow, BRON Creative

Production Designer
Mark Friedberg

Screenplay
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Sound
Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich

D I R E C T O R – T O D D P H I L L I P S

Todd Phillips was born in Brooklyn and studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He directed, wrote, and produced the features Road Trip (00), Old School (03), Starsky & Hutch (04), Due Date (10), the Hangover trilogy (09, 11, 13), and War Dogs (16). Joker (19) is his latest film.

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