Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Douglas Hodge and Dante Pereira-Olson have joined the cast of Warner Bros. and DC Comics' upcoming Joker origin film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.
Bruce Wayne grows up to become Batman, with Alfred Pennyworth serving as his loyal butler and guardian following the death of his parents.
Hodge was last seen in Red Sparrow. Pereira-Olson played a young version of Phoenix's character in 2017 drama You Were Never Really Here.
Joker, from director Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the project with Scott Silver, is described as being a gritty character study on the Batman villain with a dark tone. Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz and Brett Cullen also star.
Joker is set to arrive in theaters on Oct. 4, 2019.