Joaquin Phoenix's Joker spinoff gets title, release date

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker to release on October 4

Beetz is also set to star in Season 3 of the hit FX show "Atlanta" as well as Steven Soderbergh's next film, "High Flying Bird".

Now that Joaquin Phoenix has officially signed on to tell the origin story of The Joker in a standalone feature from Todd Phillips, Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz is looking to join him in the highly-anticipated DC Comics project.

Zazie Beetz is reportedly in talks to play a single mother who catches the eye of the man who becomes the Joker in the film. That's all of the information that has been released at this time.

New details about Joaquin Phoenix's standalone movie about the Joker have been unveiled.

In addition to directing, Phillips is also writing the script with Scott Silver, the man behind the 2002 drama film 8 Mile starring Eminem.


Reports of Phillips' Joker origin film first surfaced in August 2017 when it was described as "a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film" set in early 1980s Gotham City.

Phoenix will have some interesting shoes to fill for the role after it was essayed memorably on the big screen by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger (who posthumously won an Oscar for the part) and Jared Leto.

Joker is being directed by serious crime auteur Martin Scorcese, promising DC Comics fans a much darker adaptation of their favourite painted-faced villain.

The movie is also said to have a budget of around $55 million.

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