Todd Phillips Shares Video of Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

By Creative Media Times

We know that director Todd Phillip has begun production of the currently untitled Warner Bros. Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix set to star. So we can look forward to plenty of updates from the highly guarded production, and potentially even leaks to float around the internet.

It only makes sense that the director himself reveals a first look of what we can expect from the film, and today he posts an eerie camera test video of the actor on instagram.

The haunting video shows Phoenix looking straight at the camera and wearing plain clothes. Though he looks expressionless, we do get a sense that he is somewhat deranged, a testament to Phoenix’s ability to convey characters merely from a look.

Set to The Guess Who’s “Laughing,” we see various images projected on Phoenix’s face, too quick to recognize at first until it ends with the actor in full character makeup and giving a sinister smile.

The upcoming Joker film is set for release on October 2019. Also in the film are Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, and Marc Maron. Todd Phillips co-produce the film with Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

Warner Bros. has a slate of upcoming films based on the DC Comics including James Wan-directed Aquaman later this year.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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