The Joker origin movie is officially a go at Warner Bros. as actor Joaquin Phoenix finalized his deal with the studio, that’s being reported by The Hollywood Reporter, to start shooting in New York, in the beginning of September of this year.
Todd Phillips set to direct, who also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver, with Emma Tillinger Koskoff as producer and Richard Baratta is an exec producer.
The movie set to have a budget in the $55 million range, which goes to show how small-scale the world will be, compared to previous recent DC Comics movies, which all have had budgets above $100 million.
Warner Bros. described the script as being:
“exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
The movie’s release date isn’t set, but it looks like the studio is shooting for a late 2019 release.