Robert DeNiro In Talks To Join Todd Phillips JOKER Film

Rumor had it that Todd Phillips wanted Robert DeNiro for his Joker film, and it looks like he might just get him.

The Hollywood Reporter states that DeNiro is in negotiations to star as a talk show host somehow involved in the transformation of Joaquin Phoenix into the Joker. It would be DeNiro’s first comic book film.

Reports of DeNiro’s involvement in the film began back in June, with the release of  rumored casting call sheet. DeNiro was rumored to be sought for a character named Murray Franklin. If Franklin turns out to be the talk show host, that will be the second listing from that sheet that came to pass. .

News of these negotiations follow closely to the new that Deadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz is also in negotiations to play “a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will go on to become the ‘clown prince of crime.’” Per that June casting sheet, that sounds a lot like the description for the character of Sophie Dumond. It looks like got some pretty good information back in June.

More on this as it develops.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken, and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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William T Mclaughlin
July 23, 2018 4:22 pm


Papyrus Edwards
July 23, 2018 9:54 pm

You know, I’d like to see him try something new.