Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Will Be R-Rated, Confirms Director Todd Phillips
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Los Angeles, Jun 17: Director Todd Philips confirmed that the Joker origin movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be "rated R". The filmmaker, who shared a still of Phoenix applying makeup on Instagram on Sunday, was responding to a fan query about the rating of the film. "MPAA rating?” a fan asked Phillips.

The filmmaker replied, "It will be Rated R. I've been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry." Joker Movie Trailer: Did You Spot ‘Batman’ in Joaquin Phoenix’s Film?

The film is said to be an exploration of a man disregarded by society (that) is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. The standalone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content. Phillips has co-written the script with Scott Silver. Joaquin Phoenix as Joker is Winning the Internet


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The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies with Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger portraying the part. Ledger even won a posthumous Best Actor Oscar for his role in the Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight. Joker is set for release on October 4.