Lady Gaga in talks for Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ musical sequel

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Lady Gaga will be making an appearance on the big screen once again.

The 36-year-old Oscar winner is in early talks to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in a sequel to “Joker.”

Last week, director Todd Phillips, 51, revealed the script and the title of the project, “Joker: Folie à deux,” on social media

Even though Phillips shared a photo of Phoenix, 47, reading the script, he has not yet signed a deal for the sequel.

Details of the plot are not yet known, but Deadline reports that the “Bad Romance” singer will play Harley Quinn, the Joker’s psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who falls in love with him and becomes his sidekick. It’s believed that Gaga’s Harley Quinn will exist in a different DC universe from Margot Robbie’s in the “Suicide Squad” movies.

The sequel is set to have many differences from the first film, including that it will be a musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in “Joker.”
Niko Tavernise / © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection
JOKER, Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck / Joker, 2019.
Joaquin Phoenix has not yet signed a deal for the sequel.
Niko Tavernise / © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

“Joker,” released in 2019, had a record-breaking opening weekend and grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. At the end of its time in theaters, it was the fourth highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for best actor for his role in the film, and Hildur Guðnadóttir took home the Oscar for original score.

Lady Gaga has previously starred in “A Star is Born,” which was produced by the “Joker” director, as well as “House of Gucci.” She also wrote the song “Hold my Hand” for “Top Gun: Maverick.”

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