Marc Maron has confirmed reports that he is to star in the ‘Joker’ standalone movie.

The 54-year-old actor has admitted reports that he will be staring opposite Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips’ upcoming antihero tale are true and he’s delighted to be a part of the project.

Speaking on the ‘WTF’ Podcast, Marc said: “It is true ladies and gentlemen, I have been added to the cast of the new Joker movie being directed by Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.

“Honestly, it’s a pretty great script,” he said.

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Not much else is known about the movie as of yet, but Phoenix recently teased that his portrayal of the villain – known for his pale face and scary red lips – would be “unique.”

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The 43-year-old actor said: “I wouldn’t quite classify this as like any genre. I wouldn’t say it’s a superhero movie, or a studio movie or a … It feels unique, and I think more then anything, and probably the most important thing, is Todd seems very passionate about it and very giving, and so that’s exciting.

I think, underneath the excitement of these films, and the size of them, there are these incredible characters that are dealing with real life struggles.

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And sometimes that is uncovered and exposed, and sometimes it isn’t, and so I always felt, like, there were characters in comics that were really interesting and deserve the opportunity to be kind of studied. And so I think that’s what Todd sees appealing about this idea.”

The movie is expected to start filming later this year, with its release currently scheduled for October 4, 2019.

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