Todd Phillips’ Joker may be based on a classic comic book villain, but the film isn’t for kids. Today brings word that Joker has landed an R rating from the MPAA for “Strong Bloody Violence, Disturbing Behavior, Language and Brief Sexual Images”.
Check out the synopsis and trailer for Joker, arriving in US theaters on October 4th, below.
Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz.
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