“The director has withdrawn the film due to rights issues,” a statement on the . website read TIFF’s official website is reading. “We apologize for any inconvenience. Existing ticket holders will receive an email from TIFF Customer Relations with information on their purchase.”
Warners did not respond to comment. It’s possible that the studio was protecting its IP address, as it is with copyright protection.
“We have no further comment other than what is on the TIFF website,” a production spokesperson told Deadline.
Drew — who wrote, directed, and starred in the DC-inspired movie — first alluded to People’s Joker In a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday. “I have no idea how the day is going and my team wants me to say nothing of course so I will remain vague…” she wrote. “But whatever happens in the next few hours, I want you to know… If you are waiting and in pain to see our movie, it will get to you soon. Stay tuned and stay with me. I need your help.”
in People’s Joker, an ambitious clown (Drew) wrestles with his gender identity and fights a fascist crusader. UTA represents the rights to the film, which debuted Tuesday as part of TIFF’s Midnight Madness segment. And while more checks were planned, those checks have now been called off.
View Drew’s post as a hint of an ordeal People’s Joker less. The teaser for the movie can be found above.
I have no idea how the day is going and my team wants me to say nothing of course so I’m going to stay vague… But whatever happens in the next few hours, I want you to know… If you’ve been waiting and agonizing to watch a movie, ur will get it soon. Stay tuned and stay with me. need your help pic.twitter.com/RcFIWYsUFi
– Vera Drew (@VeraDrew22) September 13, 2022