After worldwide success, including scooping up BAFTA and Golden Globe awards, Joker is not slowing down. The DC psychological thriller, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will now appear as a live concert event with a complete orchestra, as reported by Deadline.
The particular attention given to Joker's music is no mistake. The score was composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir who, after having won a both a BAFTA for Original Music and a Golden Globe, is now up for an Oscar this upcoming Sunday.
The live tour will begin in London, with the orchestra conducted by Jeff Atmajian and the event produced by Ollie Rosenblatt.
Guðnadóttir said of the tour:
“I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions."
Director Todd Phillips is also excited about the live tour, saying:
"I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur."
This exciting concert will kick off in London on April 30 and will tour around the UK until July. Later locations are yet to be announced, but the event is being called a world tour, so be on the watch to see when it's coming to a city near you!