Information surrounding the enigmatic Joker movie has been sparse up until the past few hours, when director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs) revealed the first look at lead actor Joaquin Phoenix in what could be either his full Clown Prince of Crime make-up or a proto-form of it on his Instagram:

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Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

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A previous photo Phillips shared was that of a floppy-haired Phoenix staring flippantly at the camera with the caption “Arthur.”

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Arthur.

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Other stars in the film include Robert DeNiro as a talk-show host who could possibly contribute to The Joker’s descent into madness, Deadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz and GLOW‘s Marc Maron.

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