‘Joker’ Origin Movie Reveals First Footage of Joaquin Phoenix in Clown Makeup

This will haunt your dreams.

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Looks like Joaquin Phoenix can pull off the creepy clown look after all.

Todd Phillips, who is directing the upcoming Joker origin movie, shared new footage of Phoenix as the film’s titular character in full greasepaint that he called “camera test (w/sound).”

The freaky footage comes only a few days after Phillips–director of the Hangover movies, War Dogs and Old School, shared an image of Phoenix without makeup.


Joker hits theaters in October 2019, and co-stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, and Marc Maron.