'Joker' First Look Image of Joaquin Phoenix Released The image of Joaquin Phoenix captioned "Arthur," was published on director Todd Phillips' Instagram account. The caption seems to confirm reports that Phoenix's character name is Arthur Fleck. The plot of the film — described
as a "gritty character study" — Martin Scorsese is acting as executive producer for the film, which also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
and Marc Maron. Director Todd Phillips is known for the Hangover trilogy and the film Due Date. Alec Baldwin was
briefly tied to the film — Joker is set for release on October 4, 2019.