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New Joker Film in NYC

15 November 2018

Principal photography for the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the leading actor first commenced on 10th September in New York City under the working title Romeo. Shortly after filming began, Robert De Niro, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Josh Pais, and Douglas Hodge were announced to have joined the film, with Cullen replacing Baldwin. Bradley Cooper also joined the film as a producer. The director of photography is Lawrence Sher, with whom Phillips had previously collaborated with for his Hangover films. According to otsoNY’s hit count, Robert De Niro has now starred in 35 New York-based movies, which is more than any other actor and this would become his 36th film.

On the Joker set: Joaquin Phoenix

On 22nd September, a scene depicting a violent protest took place in Brooklyn, although the station was modified to look like Bedford Park Blvd. In late September 2018, filming of robbery scenes took place at the First Central Savings Bank in Astoria, Queens. Production moved to New Jersey afterward. In October, filming took place in Newark, and during this time the SAG-AFTRA received a complaint that extras had been locked in subway cars for more than three hours, a break violation. However, the issue was quickly resolved after a representative visited the set. In early November, Kennedy Boulevard was shut down whilst filming took place.

The Joker is scheduled to be released on 4th October 2019.


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