JOKER Star Joaquin Phoenix Has Shed The Pounds To Play The Clown Prince Of Crime

JOKER Star Joaquin Phoenix Has Shed The Pounds To Play The Clown Prince Of Crime

Production on Warner Bros. and Todd Philips' Joker movie is scheduled to commence pretty soon, and star Joaquin Phoenix is certainly looking the part in these recent photos. Check 'em out after the jump...

The last time we saw Joaquin Phoenix on the big screen he was playing a hulking contract killer in Lynne Ramsay's haunting You Were Never Really Here, but it looks like the Academy Award-nominated actor has slimmed down considerably to play The Joker.

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With cameras set to roll fairly soon on Todd Philips' standalone take on the classic Batman villain, Phoenix was photographed while out for a stroll in New York City, and it seems evident that he's shed a lot of body weight as he prepares to step into the shoes of the Clown Prince of Crime, who is generally depicted as being rake-thin.

You can check out the pics at the link below.



Joker also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron, and is currently set to hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2019.
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