Baldwin is out.
Just two days after Warner Bros. confirmed that Alec Baldwin has been cast in the Todd Phillips helmed Joker movie, the 60-year-old actor has announced that he’s no longer attached to the project.
Baldwin was supposed to play Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne aka Batman opposite Joaquin Phoenix as his arch nemesis Joker. The character was set to be a take on Baldwin’s comic Saturday Night Live Trump character instead of its traditional portrayal as a kind billionaire philanthropist.
The actor told USA Today on Wednesday that he’s “no longer doing that movie,” due to “scheduling issues.” he told the outlet. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part,” he added. He later shared on Twitter: “Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque. That is not happening. Not. Happening.”
While he’s no longer part of Joker, he does have a full year ahead of him as he’s attached to play two movies, Stupid Happy and Lamborghini and A Few Good Men.
Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque.
That is not happening.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) August 29, 2018