Arthur Fleck, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham's fractured society.
A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night... but finds the joke always seems to be on him.
Caught in a cyclical existence between reality and madness, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here, Walk The Line, Her) in the titular role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Heat) as TV host Murray Franklin, in this original, standalone fictional story around the iconic arch nemesis.
- Words by
- Joe Harris
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