Todd Phillips took to his Instagram account on Sunday to share a new still from his upcoming Joker movie.
Simply tagged with “Finishing touches,” we see Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) applying his clown white. We don’t know if this is from when he is employed as a clown or if it’s when he’s going full Joker, but it’s still a creepy image either way.
Following the posting of the image, Phillips was asked what the MPAA rating of the film will be, to which he replied in a comment, “it will be Rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry.”
Joker will star Joaquin Phoenix as Arther Fleck, a mentally ill man that society has tossed aside. As the trailer showed, we’ll follow his story as he descends into madness and slowly takes on the guise that will come to be known as the Joker.
The film also stars Robert De Niro as talk show host Murray Franklin, Zazie Beetz as Arthur’s love interest Sophie Dumond, Frances Conroy as Arthur’s mother, Penny, and more.
Joker will hit theaters on Oct. 4.