ALEC BALDWIN SET TO PLAY BRUCE WAYNE’S FATHER IN UPCOMING ‘JOKER’ FILM!

Alec Baldwin has a new gig!

The 60-year-old star is joining the eclectic cast of Joker. The Warner Bros. production stars Joaquin Phoenix in a stand-alone film about the clownish, yet dark crime figure. Baldwin will play Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father. Joining Baldwin on the cast are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron and Frances Conroy.

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Phoenix will be at the center of the action, slipping into the skin of DC Comics’ iconic villain. Directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), the film will reportedly take a dark tone, focusing more on the the Joker as a character and will be more of a gritty crime drama.

Joker will be a story of beginnings, a precursor of sorts to Batman, so the story will include Thomas and Martha Wayne before they were killed in front of their son. Thomas will reportedly be styled as a tanned, cheesy businessman reminiscent of a Trump-like figure from the 80’s…something Baldwin knows something about, having portrayed Trump on Saturday Night Live.

Baldwin can currently be seen in Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

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