NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s being directed by Todd Phillips and will be put out by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Signs have been put up on Broad Street informing motorists of the impending road closures. If you’re driving - or just want to catch a peek of the making of the film - here’s a heads up:

Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., the following streets will be closed:

  • Market Street between Mulberry and Halsey Street
  • Beaver Street between Market Street and Clinton Street

Parking will be restricted from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at:

  • Both sides of Beaver Street between Clinton and Market Street
  • South side of Clinton Street between Broad Street and Beaver Street

Sunday, Oct. 14, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., the following streets will be closed:

  • Market Street between Mulberry Street and Washington Street
  • Halsey Street between Bank Street and Maiden Lane
  • Branford Place between Washington Street and Broad Street

Parking will be restricted from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at:

  • Both sides of Branford Place between Washington Street and Broad Street
  • Both sides of Halsey Street between Bank Street and Maiden Lane
  • Both sides of Washington Street between Academy Street and Market Street

Monday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., the following streets will be closed:

  • Market Street between Mulberry Street and University Avenue
  • Washington Street between Raymond Boulevard and Market Street
  • Halsey Street between William Street and Bank Street
  • Academy Street between Broad Street and University Avenue
  • Branford Place between Washington Street and Broad Street

Parking will be restricted from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. at:

  • Both sides of Washington Street between Raymond Boulevard and Market Street

Tuesday, October 16th, beginning 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., the following streets will be closed:

  • Market Street between Broad Street and Washington Street
  • Halsey Street between William Street and Bank Street
  • Branford Place between Washington Street and Broad Street

Parking will be restricted from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. at:

  • Both sides of Halsey Street between William Street and Bank Street
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.

A post shared by Todd Phillips (@toddphillips1) on Sep 21, 2018 at 10:00am PDT

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