THE JOKER: Character Details Revealed For The Joaquin Phoenix Led Movie; Robert DeNiro Eyed For Key Role

The first character details for The Joker are here and while it doesn't appear as if the movie will be borrowing an awful lot from the comic books, Robert DeNiro is being eyed for a key role here...

There's an awful lot of buzz surrounding Warner Bros.' plans for a Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and while some fans are scratching their heads over the necessity for an 80s set origin story revolving around the Clown Prince of Crime, the project definitely has some potential. Todd Phillips will be at the helm and now some very interesting character details have been revealed about the DC Comics film.

According to That Hashtag Show, not only will the movie be set in its own universe but it could be creating "an entirely new Joker mythology." That presumably means it won't necessarily follow the comic books but seeing as the villain doesn't really have one definitive origin story, that does make sense. Anyway, here are those character breakdowns; unfortunately, none of them
sound like they're characters being lifted from the comic books and being reimagined for this standalone Joker movie.  

Penny - Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she's nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side apartment which she shares with her grown son who just moved back home. She's obsessed with her former employer and can't believe that this is what her life has come to, that she has ended up here, like this... 

The site speculates that this could be The Joker's mother and that she'll have struggled with mental illness over the course of her life. It's also said that a younger actress is being cast to play Penny.

Sophie Dumond Supporting female (27-34) to play African American or to play Latina. Not beautiful, has a hardness to her, a single mother living on the Lower East Side, doing the best she can, trying to make ends meet; worn out by the grind of the city. She understands how the system is stacked against her and the people in her community, how unjust it all is for them. She's just trying to catch a break.
Murray Franklin - Male (65-75) Caucasian.

There's no description for this guy but it's said that Robert DeNiro is currently being eyed for the role!
Click below to check out the rest of these character breakdowns for The Joker.

Randall - Supporting Male (40-59)Caucasian. Thinks he's the wisest and most knowledgeable person in any room he's 
in, tries to present himself as a mentor to everybody, but is really just looking out for himself, burly.
Gary - Supporting Male (30-49) any ethnicity to play a dwarf; Randall's best friend, he's good-natured and a buddy to his colleagues at work, one of the only decent people in the whole movie.
Hoyt Vaughn - Supporting Male (50-69) any ethnicity the old-school manager of hotel staff. He's seen it all, and finds it difficult to give a shit about much of anything anymore.
Detective Garrity - Supporting Male (50-59) any ethnicity. Police Detective in a city on the brink; a by-the-book cop, worn down by all his years on the force. He doesn't care about or take into consideration any of the societal or political ramifications of his cases.
Detective Burke - Supporting Male (30-39) any ethnicity. A Police Detective and Garrity's partner; he's an asshole, who gets off by being in a position of authority. Being a cop is how he defines himself.

With The Joker set to start production in September, details on who will be working behind the scenes have also been revealed. Apparently, Phillips has chosen Shayna Markowitz (Ocean's 8) as his casting director, so we should start getting some announcements soon. Mark Scoon (Wonder Woman) will serve as the executive in charge of production, keeping a close eye on proceedings during shooting. 

Phillips has also chosen cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Godzilla: King of Monsters) to work on the movie after they collaborated on The Hangover Trilogy and Mark Friedberg (Noah) will serve as The Joker's production designer. Mark Bridges (Fifty Shades of Grey), meanwhile, has been chosen as the costume designer. It's an impressive team and things for this movie are now looking up. Thoughts
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