In a new video from "The Joker" (2019) movie director Todd Phillips, we see Joaquin Phoenix in his plainclothes character as the DC Comics villain (Arthur Fleck) lookng into the camera lens. As the movie progresses, Arthur's mouth morphs into a smile and Phillips' version of Joker's iconic makeup is projected across the actor's face. Continue reading to see the morphing clip.
The film is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Silver, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, along with Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. In Joker, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer. Phoenix had been interested in a low budget character study-type film about a comic book villain since 2014.