It takes more than a few laughs — and tricks — to become the crime prince of Gotham but Tommy Wiseau believes that he has what it takes to take the lead in the Joker origin movie.
For the past couple of months, Wiseau has been sending the word out on the internet that his name should be included in the casting lineup for the titular role. The same campaign has now led to an audition tape that was released earlier today to confirm his level of seriousness or madness for that matter.
Wiseau, in complete attire, can be seen below performing signature lines from both The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman (1989) that starred the late Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson respectively as the villainous clown.
Wiseau expressing an interest in the role comes on the back of strong reports from earlier this month that director Todd Phillips has picked out none other than Joaquin Phoenix to become the Joker. While negotiations with Warner Bros. have yet to begin, Phoenix remains as the top choice for the upcoming origins movie.
Wiseau gained cult status a decade back when he produced, directed, and starred in The Room (2003) much to the dismay of critics. The movie went down as one of the worst ever released.
There is still a lot that remains unknown about the standalone project for one of the most notorious supervillains in history. The script is currently being written by Scott Silver and will be produced by Martin Scorsese. There is no word on when fans can expect the movie to open in theaters. Taking into account the pace at which Warner Bros. is treating the project, it may take a couple of years or more.