Taking to Instagram over the weekend, Phillips simply said “Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.”
Todd Phillips is taking the helm of the standalone movie. He has also co-written the script with 8 Mile and The Fighter scribe Scott Silver. Robert De Niro will be making an appearance in a pivotal role as a talk show host who is somehow instrumental in the Joker’s origin. The casting news doesn’t stop there Frances Conroy – who has starred in American Horror Story and Young Sheldon – is also in talks to play The Joker’s mother, Penny. Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Robert De Niro and Josh Pais are also onboard for the film.
Also in the news – Mary Elizabeth Winstead