Published On: June 17, 2019 05:45 PM NPT By: Agencies

Todd Phillips confirms R rating for 'Joker'

Todd Phillips confirms R rating for 'Joker'

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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 to make up 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." 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. 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.

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