‘The Joker’ comes to Jersey City


JERSEY CITY – Movie makers are coming to Jersey City to film a portion of “The Joker,” staring Joaquin Phoenix.
The film crews are expected to setup for Sept. 30 shooting at the Brennan Court House. The production is being called one of the largest budget films to be shot in Jersey City.
The film, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese, is supposedly set in the 1980s, and the villain is reportedly a failed comic turned to crime.
Several Jersey City residents apparently have been accepted as extras on the film.
According to Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, the production will take place in front and inside of the Brennan Courthouse. Newark Avenue will be closed to all but emergency vehicles between Baldwin and Cook streets starting at 6 a.m. until Monday Oct. 1.
Starting on Saturday Sept. 29 at 10 p.m., no street parking will be permitted on either side of Pavonia Avenue between Central and Chestnut, on the east side of Central between Pavonia and Newark, on either side of Newark Avenue between Baldwin and Summit avenues.
A limited number of parking spaces will be offered to affected residents during the production (proof of vehicle registration required), and letters with production contact information will be disseminated to all affected residents and businesses.