Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir will be writing the music for The Joker, set to release in October 2019, RÚV reports. Joaquin Pheonix will star in the title role, making him the fourth actor to portray the well-known character on film, following Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto. The movie will focus on the Joker’s origin story.
Hildur was a long-time collaborator of late composer Johann Jóhannsson, working with him on the music for Sicario (2015) and Arrival (2016), among many other projects. Hildur’s music has also appeared in The Revenant (2015). She has won two Edda Awards for her work in Icelandic film and television.