September 30, 2018
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*A tiny-ish spoiler* that comes up at the beginning of the film that we need here for context. The audience learns that Charlie, Phoenix’s character, killed their father when they were children. It’s, in many ways, a tiny blip in the film, but to the actor, this informs everything.

This movie is funny and entertaining, but I’m really drawn to the very subtle undercurrent of emotion that slowly coils up around you and takes hold so affectingly in the last act. The brothers’ relationship is so complex. Is that what sort of drew you to the material? 
Yeah, that one element was the really interesting dynamic because so much of it is—there’s a love between, but much of it is fueled by resentment and guilt. There’s this event: killing your father at such a young age and [my character] being the youngest. That changed the course of their lives.

There’s something really powerful about that. It’s strange. On one level, there’s this resentment that I had to do this event that traumatized [my character]— although Charlie wouldn’t have the language to understand that concept, right? But on the other hand, it’s the thing that has given Charlie power and power over his brother Eli in a way he doesn’t fully understand. But he doesn’t want to give that up either and the reason that he’s so cruel to Eli. Charlie always wants Eli to feel stupid and less than, and that allows him to stay in a position of power. And sadly, that’s mostly because Charlie doesn’t want him to leave.

Charlie needs their dynamic to stay exactly how it is and that there’s something really interesting about that for me as an actor And I think for Riley, his character has the guilt of being the older brother, but not the protector that should have killed the father himself. That’s thrown their relationship off balance. He’s always trying to make up for it. And I think that my character uses that against him. I thought their relationship was really complicated.

What I love about all that complexity, is that it’s all right there on the screen between them, but it’s never ever discussed in those terms. I suppose men in that era—or even now—would never discuss it anyhow, but you feel it. Like every little emotional bit of what you just described which is what I love about Jacques [Audiard] as a filmmaker. Was he a big draw too?

[Sheepish, with a kid-like look of guilt on his face] I’ll be honest I wasn’t really familiar with this stuff. I heard about the script, people were talking about it, and I just waited to see if it would come my way and it did. But I didn’t watch any of his movies. And If I haven’t seen the person’s movies [when I’m offered one of their projects] I prefer just to meet them and talk to them. And sometimes you do know the films, it all depends.

Maybe it’s in the book, but as far as I remember, it’s unspoken why your character kills his dad?
Oh, really? Well, their father was beating the mother. I thought that that was in the movie, but maybe I can’t remember. It’s just the book perhaps.

Well, I guess it’s another one of the unspoken things. You can glean they were put through something horrible just by seeing who they are as people.
Yeah, then it’s just in the book, that’s what it’s about.

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September 25, 2018
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Joaquin Phoenix was seen this afternoon filming new scenes of “Joker” in Brooklyn, New York.

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September 22, 2018
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JustJared has released new photos of the “Joker” set in NYC today. Actress Zazie Beetz appears for the first time on set. Recently she commented on Joaquin in an interview: “I’m about to work on a movie with Joaquin Phoenix, and I am just such a huge fan. It’s just such an honor to work with him. And to follow him and his work, I think, it’s like anyone else. I’m human,”

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September 22, 2018
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The Sisters Brothers is being released in theaters today in the US and Annapurna has just released the final trailer. Check out:

September 21, 2018
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The director Todd Phillips shared today in his instagram a camera test, where we can see for the first time, Joaquin as Joker:

September 20, 2018
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To play any brother, by blood or not, of John C. Reilly is an intimidating prospect given just how firmly entrenched Will Ferrell is as Reilly’s on-screen sibling.

“Step Brothers,” their 2008 comedy classic that took the adolescent adult to absurdist extremes, looms large. It did even for Joaquin Phoenix in deciding to play Reilly’s brother in “The Sisters Brothers,” Jacques Audiard’s Western. Phoenix considers “Step Brothers” one of his all-time favorites.

“I knew from that movie. It’s kind of unbelievable how brilliant he is in it,” Phoenix says of Reilly. “I know people think of it as a broad comedy, but there’s a lot of thought that went into that character.”

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The two films, “The Sisters Brothers” and “Step Brothers,” are worlds apart. But they are both centered on the subtle and combustible chemistry of brothers. And for Reilly, both Ferrell and Phoenix are two of the funniest people he’s ever met. “Both,” he says, “have made me pee my pants and fall down laughing.”

“The Sisters Brothers,” the first English-language film for the French filmmaker Audiard (“A Prophet,” ”Deheepan”), is based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name. Phoenix plays the hotheaded and hard-drinking Charlie Sisters, younger brother to the more level-headed and uncertain Eli (Reilly). But they are both feared hired guns, who are dispatched by their boss, the Commodore, to track down a chemist (Riz Ahmed) with a radical idea for gold detection.

The movie, which Annapurna Pictures will open in limited release Friday, is largely a pair of two-handers – one between Phoenix and Reilly (together for the first time), the other between Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal (a reunion from “Nightcrawler”), who plays another pursuer who first locates the sought-after chemist. Both relationships throb with existential quandary and more immediate confrontations with change. Reilly’s Eli, for example, encounters a tooth brush for the first time.

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September 20, 2018
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JustJared has released new photos of “Joker” being filmed today in NYC. Check out:

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September 18, 2018
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Warner Bros. has officially announced the full cast and crew for the Joker origin movie. Filming recently got underway on the DC movie, which, as this new information confirms, will stand alone and be a totally new story that hasn’t been put to screen in the past. Joaquin Phoenix is on board to play the man who will ultimately become the famed villain. His character is named Arthur Fleck, as revealed in the first official photo, which was released by director Todd Phillips on Instagram over the weekend. That information was reaffirmed in the release by the studio.

Beyond that, we got confirmation on the full cast. Aside from Joaquin Phoenix, the ensemble includes. Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Molly’s Game), Frances Conroy (Castle Rock), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Barry), Douglas Hodge (Red Sparrow), Marc Maron (Glow), Josh Pais (Going in Style), and Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island). They also confirm that Oscar-winner Robert De Niro will star in the movie.

When news of the Joker movie first broke last year, it was reported that Martin Scorsese was going to be on board as a producer. His name isn’t mentioned in the release, so it looks like that didn’t ultimately come to pass. But Bradley Cooper is listed as a producer, which is a little unexpected. But he and Todd Phillips are producing under their company Joint Effort, with Emma Tillinger Koskoff also on board. Since Phillips and Cooper worked together on The Hangover trilogy and War Dogs, they seem to have a good working relationship. Executive producers include Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.


September 17, 2018
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Joaquin Phoenix was warned by producers that his latest movie would be “a real bummer”.

The 43-year-old actor stars as cartoonist John Callahan, who became a quadriplegic following an accident at the age of 21, in ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’, and Joaquin has admitted that Gus Van Sant had to convince producers that the movie was worth pursuing.

He said: “I remember we had a meeting early on with some producers and they were saying, ‘This just seems like it will be a real bummer, this movie’. And Gus goes, ‘Oh no, we were going to do it with Robin, it wasn’t going to be a bummer at all!’ And they said ‘Yeah, but that was Robin Williams, not Joaquin’. And I was there! In the room!”

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September 16, 2018
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Director Todd Phillips published today in his instagram the first official image of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur, named of the main character, before becoming the Joker.