Over the years, there have been several Jokers, the most famous one being Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the DC villain in the film, The Dark Knight (2008). Later, Jared Leto played the role of the vindictive clown in Suicide Squad, but his performance was not received well.
The Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker will be releasing in India two days earlier than expected.
The film will clash with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s action-thriller War and Telugu action epic Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is a dark and gritty origins story of DC’s most notorious villain. It chronicles the life of Arthur Flex (Phoenix), whose mental health rapidly deteriorates, and he gravitates towards the world of criminality.
Apart from Phoenix, the film features Robert De Niro, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham in crucial roles.
Joker was screened at the Venice Film Festival and received an eight-minute standing ovation. Joker has received glowing reviews from foreign publications. The film holds an 86 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus is, “Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
The film will hit the screens on October 2, instead of October 4. Warner Bros. India tweeted the news from their official handle. “Joker Movie will now release in India on Wednesday, October 2nd, two days ahead of its initial scheduled release.