Lady Gaga is allegedly "in early talks" to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Phillips’ sequel to Joker, the Oscar-winning, $1 billion-grossing, 2019 Warner Bros. hit based on the DC villain.
Phillips has been writing the script with Joker co-writer Scott Silver for some time and has finally shown it to the studio. Last week, Phillips revealed on social media the title of the new project — Joker: Folie á deau — referencing a medical term for an identical or similar mental disorder that affects two or more individuals, usually members of the same family.
And while the same social media post showed Phoenix reading the script, the actor’s involvement is not exactly a fait accompli just yet — It was reported in The Hollywood Reporter that Warners has yet to close a deal with the actor, with the two sides deep into it.
Enter Gaga as Harley Quinn. However, this new Quinn exists in a different DC universe than Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, who most recently appeared in 2021’s The Suicide Squad as well as several other films.
But wait, that’s not all: Sources say the sequel is also a musical.