Alec Baldwin won't be playing Bruce Wayne's dad in the Joker movie

2018-08-31 08:09

Los Angeles — Alec Baldwin has pulled out of playing Bruce Wayne's father in the Joker movie.

The actor told USA Today on Wednesday he has "scheduling" issues. Baldwin says he's "sure there are 25 guys who can play that part."

Baldwin was cast to play Thomas Wayne in the film, which features Joaquin Phoenix as the DC Comics villain.

Robert De Niro also is part of the cast in the Warner Bros. movie, which is due in theatres in October 2019.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Thomas Wayne was painted as a "cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mould of a 1980s Donald Trump."

The actor took to Twitter to clear the air about the role hours after he said he would no longer being doing the movie.

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