n Monday it was revealed that Alec Baldwin was going to appear in the solo Joker movie as businessman Thomas Wayne, famous for dying in alley or something. Baldwin tweeted on Tuesday that he was not going to be in the film.
Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) August 29, 2018
That is not happening.
Baldwin later told USA Today:
I'm no longer doing that movie. I'm sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.
Baldwin must not be able to take time away from his busy schedule playing Donald Trump on SNL.
Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker is set to release October 4, 2019.