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Joaquin Phoenix puffs away on cigarette as he enjoys day off from work


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He’s set to star as the infamous Joker in an upcoming film exploring the villain’s origins.

But on Tuesday Joaquin Phoenix looked laid back and relaxed as he took a day off from work in New York City. 

The actor, 43, enjoyed a smoke break as he strolled through the Big Apple alongside a pal.   

Smoke break: Joaquin Phoenix looked laid back and relaxed as he took a day off from work in New York City

Joaquin cut a casual figure in his loose blue jeans, sweatshirt, and sneakers as he made his way down the sidewalk. 

The Walk The Line actor rifled through his blue cigarette box before pulling one out to enjoy. 

The star wore a black backpack and sunglasses while strolling alongside a pal.  

Joaquin may be enjoying some time off now, but it won’t be long until he’s back on the big screen starring as the iconic Joker villain. 

Cool and comfortable: Joaquin cut a casual figure in his loose blue jeans, sweatshirt, and sneakers as he made his way down the sidewalk

Cool and comfortable: Joaquin cut a casual figure in his loose blue jeans, sweatshirt, and sneakers as he made his way down the sidewalk

The film is set to be directed by Todd Phillips, and has Zazie Beetz and Robert de Niro attached.

Alec Baldwin was also set to star as Batman’s father Thomas Wayne, but on dropped out of the film.

The 60-year-old told USA Today: ‘I’m no longer doing that movie’ before adding, ‘I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.’

Let's hit the road! The actor relaxed in a car while rocking a pair of sunglasses

Let’s hit the road! The actor relaxed in a car while rocking a pair of sunglasses

The 30 Rock star said it was down to scheduling issues, something normally sorted out before signing an actor onto a role. 

Just hours earlier Baldwin had posted a tweet hitting back at speculation his Thomas Wayne would be inspired by Donald Trump. 

‘Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque. That is not happening. Not. Happening.’

Warner Bros. confirmed his casting as Thomas Wayne on Monday.

At the same time The Hollywood Reporter described, via sources, the re-imagined Wayne character as ‘a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.’ 

Dropped out: The 60-year-old told USA Today : 'I'm no longer doing that movie' before adding, 'I'm sure there are 25 guys who can play that part' 

Dropped out: The 60-year-old told USA Today : ‘I’m no longer doing that movie’ before adding, ‘I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part’ 

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