WHO’S IN IT?
Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice), Robert De Niro (The King of Comedy), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Frances Conroy (Broken Flowers), Brett Cullen (The Dark Knight Rises), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow), Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here), Marc Maron (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Bill Camp (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Shea Whigham (Silver Linings Playbook), Glenn Fleshler (A Most Violent Year), Brian Tyree Henry (Widows), Bryan Callen (Old School), Josh Pais (Assassination of a High School President)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Todd Phillips (The Hangover), director, writer, producer; Scott Silver (The Fighter), writer; Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street), producers; Hildur Guðnadóttir (A Hijacking), composer; Lawrence Sher (War Dogs), cinematographer; Jeff Groth (Project X), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1981 Gotham City, Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is a failed stand-up comedian who is disregarded by society. When he is pushed too far over the edge, he turns to a life of crime and chaos, becoming the feared Joker in the process…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Todd Phillips’ dark and gritty origin tale of Batman’s most famous enemy is an absolutely unmissable drama-thriller even if you’ve never read a comic in your life, with a towering lead performance by Joaquin Phoenix who puts a very different spin on the classic character.