Joaquin Phoenix stars in this Joker origin movie that is set in the 80’s.
Todd Phillips, who is known for directing and producing The Hangover movies, writes and directs this Joker origin movie along with 8 Mile writer Scott Silver. This version focuses on the backstory of the psychotic criminal mastermind.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that this origins story will take place in Gotham City in the early 1980’s. THR also revealed that the flick is budgeted at about $55 million, which is only a fraction of most superhero movies and will be launched under a new label – DC Dark or DC Black.
Shooting is slated for this September in New York City.