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Alec Baldwin signs on to play Trump-like character in ‘Joker’ origin film, report says

Alec Baldwin plays Thomas Wayne in ‘Joker.’

(Reuters)

Alec Baldwin will reportedly channel his inner Donald Trump when he co-stars in the stand-alone “Joker” film next to Joaquin Phoenix.

Baldwin plays Thomas Wayne, who in the “Batman” comics is the father of Bruce Wayne. He will reportedly be a character similar to what the business mogul Trump was in the 1980s, sources told The Hollywood Reporter Monday. The film was described as a character study than a crime film.

The 60-year-old actor has been a staple on “Saturday Night Live” since the olympics of 2016 a sensational characterization of Trump. He turned to the “pain” of playing the president in a series of tweets in March.

“Fear of death, although it can be, that I would want to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, say goodbye to helicopter flight to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Things Are. That we are all waiting for,” Baldwin wrote. “Looking for the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake. A live Twitter feed for visitors of the message. A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars. You’re in and in five minutes. Just as…”

Agony though it may be, that I would want to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, say goodbye to helicopter flight to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Things Are. That we all been waiting for.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018

Looking for the Trump Presidential Library.
A putting green.
Recipes for chocolate cake.
A live Twitter feed for visitors of the message.
A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars.
You’re in and in five minutes.
Like…

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018

He told THR in March that he and his wife were planning to have “everything” to help beat Trump in 2020.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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