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Alec Baldwin withdraws from ‘Joker,’ scheduling issues

August 30, 2018
Alec Baldwin

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Saturday Night Live" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Baldwin has pulled out of playing Bruce Wayne’s father in the “Joker” movie. The actor told USA Today on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, he has “scheduling” issues. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Baldwin has pulled out of playing Bruce Wayne’s father in the “Joker” movie.

The actor told USA Today on Wednesday he has “scheduling” issues. Baldwin says he’s “sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”

Baldwin was cast to play Thomas Wayne in the film, which features Joaquin Phoenix as the DC Comics villain.

Robert De Niro also is part of the cast in the Warner Bros. movie, which is due in theaters in October 2019.

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