Joker Movie Extras Reportedly Reduced To Peeing On Subway Tracks During Shoot

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According to a report from TMZ, extras on the set of the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix were trapped on subway cars in Brooklyn for approximately three hours this past weekend. The lack of being allowed to leave the subway auto led to some resorting to urinating on the train tracks through small spaces between the cars.

"Joker" stars Joaquin Phoenix and is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Silver about a failed stand-up comedian becoming a psychopathic criminal.

According to the report, actors resorted to banging on the doors of the subway auto, asking to be given their break so that they could use the bathroom, to no avail. They were denied, so they began to urinate through the spaces between cars.

SAG will continue to monitor the set, while Warner Bros. says it's investigating the matter.

The union had no comment, but a source familiar with the incident confirmed a complaint was made regarding a break violation and a SAG-AFTRA rep went immediately to the set and the situation was resolved, with the union following up with production.

Warner Brothers claimed they were looking into the altercation, but they told Variety they had no more comments to make.

The cast includes other names like Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz, and Brett Cullen. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on 4 October, 2019.