The new Joker movie from The Hangover director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role has added another big name to its cast. According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin will play Batman’s ill-fated father, Thomas Wayne.
Baldwin is a veteran TV and movie actor, known for his leading role on the comedy 30 Rock and more recently as the voice of Boss Baby in the movie of the same name. Baldwin picked up a Best Supporting actor nomination for his role in the 2003 movie The Cooler. He’s also known for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
In addition to Phoenix and Baldwin, the Joker movie will feature Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Frances Conroy, according to Deadline.
The new Joker movie starts shooting on September 10 and is due in theaters in October 2019.
According to a previous report, Joker has a budget of “only” around $55 million. The film will apparently be more “experimental in tone and content,” likened to a “crime drama.” Also, it’s separate from the other one starring Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime.