Robert De Niro is heading to the DC Universe.
The prolific actor has entered negotiations to star alongside Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, the upcoming standalone origin flick from director Todd Phillips.
Phoenix is portraying the iconic DC Comics villain in a movie, that is more moderately budgeted and darker than the studio’s other DC movies. According to the studio, Joker will serve as more of a dramatic character exploration, not a fight-fest.
Plot details are unknown, but the setting is said to be in 1980's Gotham City.
Todd Phillips con-wrote the script with Scott Silver, and production is slated to being this Fall in New York ahead of an October 2019 release date.
While he's previously strayed away from comic book films, De Niro is recognized for his work in such projects as The Godfather: Part II, Goodfellas and Raging Bull.
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Source: THR Heat Vision
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