If there is one super-villain who deserves a movie of his own is ‘The Joker’. And it was a relief when the news of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie rolled out, everyone felt ecstatic and now the film is getting bigger and better as Veteran actor Robert De Niro is approached to play a pivotal role in the film. . According to The Hollywood Reporter, De Niro, if the negotiations are successful, will play a talk show host who is “somehow instrumental in the Joker’s origin.”
The film will be helmed by The Hangover trilogy fame director – Todd Phillips. The film’s budget is kept as low as 55 million dollars and the film will not be banter between good and bad rather it will try to focus on the psychology of a man who gets inclined to madness.
The official synopsis reads, “Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centres around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Right from the word go for this film, there were speculations that big names will be added to the film. In fact, Leonardo Di Caprio was also rumoured to play the part in the film and Scorcese was said to become executive producer but the talks met the dust.
We are just hoping that this news turns out to be true and we can see De Niro showing his acting chops in this anticipated movie.
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