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‘Joker’ movie invites Marc Maron on board

/ 09:30 PM August 01, 2018

Comedian Marc Maron (L) at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. Image: AFP/Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez via AFP Relaxnews

The Joaquin Phoenix “Joker” origin movie will feature Marc Maron of “Glow” and “Harvey Beaks”, in addition to Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy.

Well known for his comedy confessional interview podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” and women’s wrestling comedy drama “Glow”, stand-up comedian Marc Maron looks to have landed a part in the 2019 “Joker” movie.

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Starring Joaquin Phoenix and with frat pack comedy director Todd Phillips at the helm, “Joker” is expected to be a look at the dark and regrettable backstory behind a longstanding Batman villain most recently brought to life by Heath Ledger (2008’s “The Dark Knight”) and Jared Leto (2016’s “Suicide Squad”).

Maron is to play a showbiz agent involved in a talk show hosted by Robert De Niro’s character, one who plays an important role in prompting the Joker to go from mocked stand-up comedy failure to Batman’s rival.

Previously linked with the production have been Zazie Beetz of “Deadpool 2” and Frances Conroy of “Six Feet Under” and “Catwoman”, as well as Josh Pais of TV series “Ray Donovan” and the 1990 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie.

Warner Bros has announced “Joker” for an Oct. 4, 2019 release in United States theaters. JB

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