Monday, 17 December, 2018

Tommy Wiseau wants to play the Joker

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks to Play The Joker In DC/Warner Bros. Standalone Movie Joaquin Phoenix circling The Joker role in origins film
Ella Tate | 12 February, 2018, 02:13

Rumors claim that the "You Were Never Here" actor will be playing Joker in the DC villain's origin movie.

The Hangover director Todd Phillips is working on a Joker origin movie and has selected the Walk the Line actor as his top choice, with sources telling Variety that he met with Phoenix in late 2017 and the actor has agreed to the role. He's one of Mark Hamill's two most famous, beloved, and long-running characters, he's been played by Oscar victor Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger posthumously won an Oscar for playing him. Taking into account the pace at which Warner Bros.is treating the project, it may take a couple of years or more.

Joaquin Phoenix is now up to play Joker in a standalone origin movie said to be set in the 1980s. Hence, it goes without saying that, in the event that Phoenix really top-bills the upcoming project, Jared Leto will still be the Joker in the DCEU brand, including in the upcoming "Suicide Squad 2". The film is set to take place in the 1980s, and will primarily focus on the events that led The Joker to become iconic deplorable with a penchant for terror.

NY Attorney General sues Harvey Weinstein, his company
In court papers filed in Manhattan on Sunday, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) says the Weinstein Co. The complaint noted several instances of Weinstein allegedly groping and exposing himself to women at work.

If he gets the part, this will be the first time Phoenix has starred as a comic book character. The Room director and The Disaster Artist subject Tommy Wiseau asked Phillips to DM him on Twitter yesterday evening regarding the role.

Wiseau made the declaration on social media, retweeting a post from Variety that announced Phoenix's potential to portray the Joker. He was asked by Marvel to play the Hulk in The Avengers and was approached again for the titular role of Doctor Strange.

In addition to directing, Phillips will help write the script while film icon, Martin Scorsese, will serve as producer for the gritty film that will follow the character's life in Gotham City and his road to becoming the infamous supervillain.

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