Alec Baldwin joins Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie

Alec Baldwin has joined the Todd Phillips’ helmed Joker movie.

Baldwin has been tapped to play a key supporting role, Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne aka Batman. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, additional castings include A-lister Robert De Niro and up and coming actors Marc Maron (Glow), and Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2).

Here’s the official description of the standalone feature starring Joaquin Phoenix playing the supervillian.: “Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”

Production on Joker will begin this fall.