(1010 WINS) -- Ahead of its screening at the Venice International Film Festival this week, a new trailer for "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix as the title character, was released Wednesday -- and it confirms what we suspected: the film is creepy!
Bradley Cooper is one of the producers of the film, which will head to the Toronto International Film Festival after Venice, and it will then be released in U.S. theaters in October.
The film is a standalone, although it's based on the DC Comics character.
The film is set in 1981 and follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos -- and becomes the Joker.
The film also stars Robert De Niro, who plays Murray Franklin, a talk show host who plays a role in Arthur's downfall.