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Earlier this month it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play The Joker in the standalone origin movie that Todd Philips is working on. French website AlloCine caught up with Phoenix to talk about his new movie Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, and asked about those Joker movie rumors.

“What movie about The Joker?,” Phoenix asked. When the interviewer elaborated about the rumors, Phoenix replied “wow, that sounds amazing. I have no idea what you’re talking about.” You can watch the exchange in the video below.

What do you make of Phoenix’s response? Excellent acting? Or do you think he really has no idea why AlloCine would ask him about the Joker movie? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: AlloCine (via Heroic Hollywood)