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29 August 2019 01:48

In Joker, De Niro plays a talk show host and stand-up whom Arthur looks up to.

The film premieres at Venice Saturday ahead of its Oct. 4 release. Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is getting a closer look in the new trailer. Todd Phillips directs the 1981-set film that centers on Arthur Fleck, a clown who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. The film has drawn comparisons to Martin Scorsese's 1982 film The King of Comedy, which starred Robert De Niro as an aspiring standup who idolizes a talk show host. In Joker, De Niro plays a talk show host and stand-up whom Arthur looks up to.

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