JOKER R-Rated for 'Strong Bloody Violence, Disturbing Behavior," More

Still from 'Joker'
Credit: Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. upcoming Joker solo film from director Todd Phillips has officially received an R-rating in the United States.

The film's website displays the rating, which cites "strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images" as the factors in the rating.

Here's the official synopsis, from the site:

"Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study."

Joker is due out in North American theaters October 4.

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