Final Trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s JOKER Unveils A Dark Descent Into Madness August 28, 2019 “When you bring me out… can you introduce me as Joker?” The final trailer for Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated JOKER has arrived, revealing the gritty, dark take on the clown prince of crime. Check out the trailer below. Director Todd Phillips JOKER centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study. JOKER is released in Irish cinemas on October 4, 2019.