The Joker is getting a new, gritty backstory starring Joaquin Phoenix.

We got a look at the actor in character as pre-Joker "Arthur" earlier in the week.

Now director Todd Phillips is showing off the clown makeup.

Warner Bros. Pictures posted a camera test from Phillips on Friday.

It shows Phoenix in costume looking somewhat normal under flashing clown images -- until the video cuts to him in full face makeup sporting a wicked grin.

The makeup looks to have a very red, white and blue color scheme.

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