It sounds like Frances Conroy (‘American Horror Story‘,’Six Feet Under’) is looking to return to the world of ‘Batman’ as she is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming ‘Joker‘ origin feature! She already has an established history of working with DC from having played Ophelia in ‘Catwoman‘ (a movie that we all try to forget) as well as voicing Ma Kent in ‘Superman: Unbound.’
Taking the role of Penny would not only put the actress on her deathbed but is likely one of the key motivating factors as to what will put Joaquin Phoenix’s character on the path to becoming Gotham’s greatest terror. Her death, likely in conjunction with the potential love interest which Zazie Beetz is in talks for, are likely to be the most significant factors that will turn him to a life of crime.
In an early description of the characters in ‘Joker’, Penny is described as:
Supporting Female (60-74) Caucasian. Lower class, very attractive in her younger days, still feels that way about herself. But recently her health has started failing, and she’s nearly bedridden in her Lower East Side apartment which she shares with her grown son who just moved back home. She’s obsessed with her former employer and can’t believe that this is what her life has come to, that she has ended up here, like this…
The movie which is directed by Todd Phillips is said to center “around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Are you excited to see Frances Conroy potentially play the mother of ‘Joker’? Will she enjoy tackling this role after probably regretting to agree to do ‘Catwoman’? Share your thoughts below!
‘Joker’ will start laughing on the big screen of your local theater on October 4th, 2019!
Source: The Wrap