The official synopsis (so far) for the film is as follows:
A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.
The film focuses on the origin story of Batman’s iconic nemesis, exploring the life of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. I’ve had to make do with watching this film on mute during my lunch break but in terms of the look and feel of the film visually I like it, as well as the physical performance that Joaquin Phoenix looks to be putting in here.
The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Dante Pereira-Olson, Douglas Hodge, Brian Tyree Henry, Shea Whigham and Bryan Callen.
Joker is scheduled for cinematic release on the 4th October 2019.