Lady Gaga may have seen her method acting match at Joaquin Phoenix.
When a swarm of flies chased the pop star after the pop star’s bizarre and hilarious “House of Gucci” press tour, she went on to take an even deeper dive into another role for the highly anticipated “Joker” sequel. is considering.
The Oscar-winning “A Star Is Born” actor is in talks to play Harley Quinn in director Todd Phillips’ box-office smash about a maniacal Batman villain, according to multiple outlets.
The sequel will not just have laughs but songs as well, as the film will reportedly be a musical.
But it’s likely some time before Gaga and Phoenix begin two-steps down a flight of stairs, as the project is still in the development phase.
Phoenix, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the titular baddie, has yet to officially sign on to the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that Warner Bros. is in “deep” talks with the star. Huh.
Philips officially confirmed that a “Joker” sequel was on the way earlier this month.
The director shared a cryptic Instagram post that featured the cover page of a script titled “Joker: Folie Deux,” which featured a photo of Phoenix reading the contents.
The title translates to “shared psychosis” in English and appears to be a mental disorder “affecting two or more individuals, usually members of a close family.”
Phillips, who produced Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” remake, will once again direct and write the screenplay with Scott Silver.
Gaga will be the latest cast member to step into Harley Quinn’s Les Pumps, as Margot Robbie portrays the character in several films to much acclaim, most recently in 2020’s “Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of a Harley Quinn)”. I am appearing.” Kaley Cuoco voices psychopathic henchman in the HBO Max animated series “Harley Quinn”.
“Joker,” however, takes place in a different universe from the recent slate of DC superhero movies, so the musical follow-up won’t be stepping on any toes should Robbie reprise the role.
Despite a relatively modest $60 million budget, Supervillain’s gritty origin story grossed over $1 billion at the box office, becoming the first R-rated film to reach the milestone.
“Joker”, which also starred Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy and Robert De Niro, garnered 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.