Joker film casts its Bruce Wayne & Alfred Pennyworth

The Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix has cast their Young Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.

Dante Pereira-Olson is joining the film as young Bruce Wayne, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Douglas Hodge will play butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Todd Phillips is directing Joker and has been teasing looks at his leading man as the DC supervillain.  The Joker cast also includes Robert De NiroDeadpool 2‘s Zazie Beetz and Glow actor Marc Maron. Wayne family patriarch Thomas Wayne had already been cast, with Brett Cullen stepping into the role after Alec Baldwin dropped out. Joker has been described as the “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Phillips co-wrote the script with Scott Silver.

Joker hits theaters Oct. 4, 2019.