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In You Must Be Joking News: The Hangover Director Todd Philips To Direct Joker Origin Film

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, August 23 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

In You Must Be Joking News: The Hangover Director Todd Philips To Direct Joker Origin Film

Martin Scorsese is also producing because we're in crazy land.


Source: Deadline

You read that headline right. The Hangover's Todd Philips is co-writing a Joker origin film with Scott Silver, who wrote 8 Mile. Philips will direct the movie, which is produced by Martin Scorsese. The film is the first under a new unnamed Warner Bros. banner which will expand the DC cinematic universe using unique storylines, with different actors.

The intention will be a new, never-before-seen origin story of The Joker, who has been portrayed cinematically by Jack NicholsonHeath Ledger, and Jared Leto. The new film will feature a new actor in the role. The intention is to make a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in early-'80s Gotham City, which would explain having Scorsese on board.

Philips and Silver are currently writing the script for the film. No release date or timetable for the film has been announced.





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