Recently, we realized new Joker origin movie is in the works with legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese concerned as a producer. Now, a brand new report has extra thrilling and fascinating information concerning the movie within the space of potential casting.
Sources instructed The Hollywood Reporter that Oscar profitable actor Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed to play the Joker. No provide has been made to DiCaprio, so this isn’t a completed deal by any stretch; THR additionally studies that Scorsese’s deal just isn’t finalised.
It seems like a longshot for DiCaprio to come back aboard, nevertheless it’s an thrilling prospect to consider regardless. “The chances of landing DiCaprio could be slim to none. But the attempt in itself sends a signal to talent that Warners wants to hire serious filmmakers to make serious films,” THR reported.
Scorsese and DiCaprio have labored collectively on many big-name films together with The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and The Wolf of Wall Street. The new Joker film is to be directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips.
Jared Leto performed the Joker in Suicide Squad and can reprise the function in its sequel, in addition to a spinoff movie, however he will not play the function within the new origin movie. Sources instructed THR that Leto made his unhappiness identified to his CAA brokers about the opportunity of there being two Jokers.
The untitled Joker spinoff will likely be a “gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in the early ’80s Gotham City.” Interestingly, WB is reportedly organising the movie not as a DC film however fairly like one in all Scorsese’s ’80s-set films like Raging Bull or Taxi Driver.
Phillips is writing the script alongside eight Mile‘s Scott Silver. No launch date has been set, and general it nonetheless seems like very early days.
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