"...principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Joker', starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role...
"...directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.
"Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen.
"Phillips' exploration of 'Arthur Fleck' (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society...
"...is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
"The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham.
"Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver based on characters from DC.
"The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner,