'Joker' extras got locked in subway, had to pee on the tracks

Joann Johnston
October 12, 2018

Set images and video of a subway scene have leaked online showing off some sort of riot scene.

The background actors were locked in a train auto at a Brooklyn subway station for over three hours, according to TMZ, and repeated requests for bathroom breaks were denied. According to reports, extras were locked on a subway vehicle for several hours during filming recently-to the point that some started peeing on the tracks.

TMZ reported Wednesday that the extras were denied their break after two hours of work and started banging on the subway doors asking to be let out, but they were kept inside and eventually resorted to relieving themselves on the tracks. One of the individuals filed an official complaint with SAG-AFTRA about a violation of standards and practices. The studio told Variety it had no further comment on Wednesday.

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After taking over a subway station in The Bronx and the streets of DUMBO, that Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie has continued filming around town this month in an effort to transform the city into a gritty '80s montage.

SAG will continue to watch the film's production and Warner Bros.is investigating.

It is directed by Todd Phillips - of The Hangover fame - and Martin Scorsese was initially involved as producer, though he later dropped out. The movie features an all-star lineup including Robert De Niro, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron, Shea Whigman, Bryan Callen, and Frances Conroy.

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