Lady Gaga confirms playing Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie A Deux
The sequel, Joker: Folie A Deux, is set to release on October 4, 2024
Following the announcement of Joker’s sequel set for 2024, singer-actor Lady Gaga confirmed her role in the film.
In an Instagram post, she shared an animated video featuring the names of two actors Joaquin Phoenix and Gaga, followed by “Joker”. The animated figures of both the characters were also featured in the video.
The sequel, Joker: Folie A Deux, is set to release on October 4, 2024. The sequel will be a musical film (the original was squarely a dark and gritty drama) with Lady Gaga playing Harley Quinn. The report notes that Joker was supposed to be a standalone film but after the R-rated tentpole generated more than $1 billion globally and earned Phoenix an Oscar, a sequel was decided. It is said that Phoenix’s paycheck for portraying Arthur Fleck in Folie A Deux will be $20 million.
Todd Phillips, who steered Joker to 11 Academy Award nominations in total, is said to return to direct the sequel. He is also co-writing the screenplay with Scott Silver. The first movie cost $62.5 million to produce, an unusually conservative budget for a comic book adaptation.