Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Josh Pais and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 released the trailer:
JOKER - Final Trailer - Now Playing In Theaters.
In 1981, party clown and aspiring stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) lives with his mother, Penny, in Gotham City. Gotham is rife with crime and unemployment, leaving swathes of the population disenfranchised and impoverished. Arthur suffers from a medical disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times; he depends on social services for medication. After a gang of delinquents attacks Arthur in an alley, his co-worker, Randall (Glenn Fleshler), gives him a gun for protection. Arthur meets his neighbor, single mother Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz), and invites her to his upcoming stand-up routine at a nightclub.
While entertaining at a children's hospital, Arthur's gun accidentally falls out of his pocket. Randall lies to management that Arthur bought the gun himself and Arthur is fired. On the subway, still in his clown makeup, Arthur is beaten by three drunken Wayne Enterprises businessmen; he shoots two in self-defense and executes the third. The murders are condemned by billionaire mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), who calls those envious of more successful people "clowns." Demonstrations against Gotham's rich begin, with protesters donning clown masks in Arthur's image. Funding cuts shutter the social service program, leaving Arthur without his medication. All this results in Arthur having a mental breakdown, leading him to knock on Sophie's door and passionately kiss her, leading to a budding relationship.
Sophie attends Arthur's stand-up routine, which goes poorly; he laughs uncontrollably and has difficulty delivering his jokes. Popular talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) mocks Arthur by showing clips from the comedy routine on his show. Arthur intercepts a letter written by Penny to Thomas, alleging that he is Thomas's illegitimate son, and berates his mother for hiding the truth. Arthur goes to Wayne Manor, where he meets Thomas's young son Bruce, but flees after a scuffle with the family butler Alfred Pennyworth (Douglas Hodge). Following a visit from two Gotham City Police Department detectives investigating Arthur's involvement in the train murders, Penny suffers a stroke and is hospitalized.
Here is the full cast and characters of Joker.
The film Joker was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2019 (Venice, Venice Film Festival), on October 3, 2019 (Middle East, Italy, Hungary), on October 4, 2019 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain), on October 9, 2019 (France) and on October 10, 2019 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E. and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $55 - 70 million, the film grossed over $1.074 billion.
The film Joker is rated with "R" rating.
Joker got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Joker you can get at:
Official website: jokermovie.net
Wikipedia: Joker (2019 film)