Joaquin Phoenix Makes the Perfect Joker

The final trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the diabolical Joker is here.

An origin story of one of the best villains DC Comics has ever produced, Joker stars Robert De Niro as a talk show host, Atlanta’s Zadie Beetz as the Joker’s love interest, and Brett Cullen as billionaire Thomas Wayne, aka Batman’s dad. Phoenix lost 50 pounds for his role as an unhinged stand-up comedian struggling to hit the big time, whose existence on the fringes of society ultimately leads to a deadly and violent chain of events. Hit play on the trailer above.

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