The full cast list for the upcoming Todd Phillips directed Joker movie has been officially released by Warner Bros.
Following the casting announcement of Brett Cullen joining the cast as Thomas Wayne in replacement of Alec Baldwin, Warner Bros went on to release the entire cast list for the upcoming film.
The list goes as follows;
“Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker, starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.
Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
The film also stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Castle Rock), Brett Cullen (42, Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions, Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow, Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (Maron, GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn, Going in Style), and Shea Whigham (First Man, Kong: Skull Island).
Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.
Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Hangover trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (Selma, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), editor Jeff Groth (War Dogs, The Hangover Part III), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread, The Artist).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, Joker is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.”
This list confirms that actors in talks such as Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron are now officially on board with the project.
This also confirms however that Martin Scorsese will no longer be executive producing the movie. However the press release states that Bradley Cooper will be re-teaming with Todd Phillips as a producer for the film.
No matter which way you look at this, it’s safe to say that Joker is shaping up to be a very interesting addition to the DC film lineup and will provide viewers with a fresh and dynamic take on a comic book character which is something that the genre is crying out for right now.
Joker is set to release on October 4th 2019.