Alec Baldwin no longer part of 'Joker'

American actor and comedian Alec Baldwin announced he is no longer part of of Todd Phillips's Joker.

Baldwin told USA TODAY that he is not doing the moving due to scheduling issues.

"I'm no longer doing that movie," he said citing "scheduling" issues. "I'm sure there are 25 guys who can play that part," Baldwin added.

The 60-year-old had been roped in play the father of caped crusader, Batman, in the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script painted Baldwin's 'Thomas Wayne' as a cheesy and tanned businessman, who is more in the mould of a 1980s Donald Trump.

Starring actor Joaquin Phoenix as the DC comics villain, the movie is scheduled to begin shooting in two weeks. Earlier there was also news about veteran actor Robert de Niro being roped in for the film. Joker will be different from other DC comic films, primarily because of the low budget. It is neither going to be a fancy studio-technique film or an action fest. The film will delve deep into the psyche of the intriguing titular character.