Release date: October 4, 2019
Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) lives with his frail mother, Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy), and devotes himself to caring for her. He wants to live up to her nickname for himÂ—Happy. During the day, he paints his face and works as a clown through a service called Ha-Ha's, but he dreams of being a stand-up comic. He tries to learn from watching other comics, listening to their tone and timing in an effort to replicate it. Unfortunately, others don't relate to what he finds funny.
Insecure and awkward, Arthur has difficulty relating to others. As he struggles to find a connection in Gotham CityÂ’s fractured society, the toxic environment wears at himÂ—the lack of compassion and empathy, the loss of civilityÂ—especially after he's bullied by teens on the street. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision after another, cementing his destiny and setting off a chain reaction of escalating events.
Runtime: 122 min
Director: Todd Phillips
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Screenplay: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix,Robert De Niro,Zazie Beetz,Frances Conroy,Brett Cullen,Glenn Fleshler,Bill Camp,Shea Whigham,Marc Maron,Douglas Hodge,Josh Pais,Leigh Gill