Joker Solo Movie Casting News

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The upcoming Todd Philips solo Joker origin film has received some major casting news. Joaquin Phoenix was already confirmed to be playing the Harlequin of Hate himself back in July. Now we have Robert D Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. 

Of this group of new cast members only Beetz's role (Domino from Deadpool 2) has any information: She is portraying Sophie Dumond - a single mother. This comes from a seemingly now corroborated report that I will link with the warning that it may, given its supposed legitimacy, contains spoilers. 

The cast is also going to be joined by Alec Baldwin who Deadline reports will be playing Bruce Wayne's father - Doctor Thomas Wayne. 

Given that one of the first bits of information we heard about the film was that the film would aim to feel like one of Martin Scorsese's crime films from the 80s. Scorsese of course is one of the producers for the film so that is no surprise, nor is the casting of Robert De Niro who is Scorsese's golden boy. The two worked together on Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more famous crime thrillers. 

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