We recently reported that actor and musician Jared Leto felt rather “frustrated and upset” when he was replaced by Joaquim Phoenix as he played Joker in his solo DC DC label, but the frustration seems to have reached a very high level. beyond expectations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto was not only disgusted with the decision, but even tried to prevent Todd Philips from producing the film.
Internal sources linked to the site reported that Leto asked his music producer, Irving Azoff, to contact Warner Bros. executives. Pictures and prevent the production of the film from really going forward or at least that the studio opts for him as the protagonist of the film, rather than Joaquim Phoenix.
The same sources, however, indicate that Azoff never sent or made any requests to Warner Bros. Pictures, which made Jared Leto even more frustrated and disappointed, also with his music producer, for not “fighting enough” for him.
The site tried to contact the studio that declined to comment on this information, Irving Azoff also declined to comment and a source close to Jared Leto denied he made the request, but coincidentally or not, Azoff and Leto no longer work together.
Joker recently surpassed the $ 700 million mark raised worldwide and remains first in the Portuguese movie box office.
Joker has cast Joaquim Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Brett Cullen and Dante Pereira-Olson.
As well as director, Todd Phillips is also a screenwriter alongside Scott Silver (8 Mile; The Fighter). He will also assume the position of producer alongside Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wall Street Wolf) and Bradley Cooper (American Sniper; Thus A Star Is Born).