The Joker is rounding up his old friends.
Zazie Beetz (Bullet Train, Deadpool 2) reportedly is in talks to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond in Joker: Folie a Deux, the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster, according to Deadline.
Beetz would join stars Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, who recently confirmed their parts in the follow-up film, which is rumored to be a musical. Phoenix is returning as Arthur Fleck (aka the Joker) and Gaga will play Harley Quinn, a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who has designs on Fleck. Beetz reportedly would again play Sophie, a struggling single mother and Fleck’s neighbor.
The film–expected to start shooting in December for a theatrical release on Oct. 4, 2024–is again directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Silver.
The original Joker–starring Phoenix, Beetz, Robert De Niro and Frances Conroy–follows failed clown and aspiring stand-up comedian Fleck, whose descent into insanity leads him to the persona of the Joker. The film–which earned Phoenix a Best Actor Oscar–became the first R-rated film to earn more than $1 billion at the box office.
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