Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker camera test is creepy

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The Joker movie is currently filming, and there are already leaks of Joaquin Phoenix on the set as Arthur, the rather normal-looking man before his turn into the Clown Prince of Crime. Well, director Todd Phillips has released a camera test via his Instagram account featuring Phoenix standing and smiling with glimpses of himself as a clown.

The video shows how creepy Phoenix can be as he stands alone with “Laughing” by The Guess Who playing in the background. He has a wicked smile, showing the imperfections of his teeth, and then we see another transparent shot of him as a clown. This looks to be the Joker version 1.0, and hopefully we’ll get to see the version with all white makeup with red lipstick.

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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Before that, Phillips posted a photo of Phoenix as Arthur.

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The film is being written by Phillips and Scott Silver with Robert De Niro in talks to play a character who pushes Arthur into insanity. Others joining the cast include Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and Marc Maron (GLOW).

The film won’t be a part of the DC Extended Universe, and there will be another Joker standalone film starring Jared Leto.

The Joker film hits theaters on October 4, 2019.

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