The flawless co-star is in talks for Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker'

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

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Not that we've seen anything of too much heaviness from Joker director Todd Phillips, best known for the Hangover trilogy and Old School. Now it's unclear if Scorsese is actually going to be a credited producer on Joker, but his regular partners Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Richard Baratta (both collaborators on The Wolf of Wall Street and the upcoming The Irishman) are on board.

The Joker's appearances in previous DC Comics films are often obscured with mystery, allowing viewers to create their own backstory for the character instead of having it explicitly laid out.

Jared Leto played the most recent incarnation of the character in 2016's Suicide Squad.

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GettyJoaquin Phoenix Joker actor has said he was waiting for a movie like this for years

Just a day after Warner Bros. announced that the new Joker origin movie starring Joaquin Phoenix would hit theatres in October 2019, a big piece of casting news has now been revealed.

The Joaquin Phoenix helmed Joker movie had been given the working title Romeo. Let us know what you think about this news in the COMMENTS section below, and please keep in mind to LIKE and SHARE this video on your social media.

The movie is also said to have a budget of around $55 million. The movie is being described as "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale", according to THR.

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that the film now has a release date: October 4, 2019.

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