It’s been promised by the filmmakers since day one, but now we have official word that Warner Bros. and DC Films Joker movie has been given an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.
The Joaquin Phoenix-led feature has been described as “a gritty character study” exploring Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness and his evolution into the iconic comic book villain The Joker.
According to the official site, the MPAA’s R-rating is down to “Strong Bloody Violence, Disturbing Behavior, Language and Brief Sexual Images”.
Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker is set for release on October 4th 2019 and stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here).