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Lady Gaga in early talks to play Harley Quinn in ‘Joker 2’


American singer Lady Gaga is in early talks to join ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’, a musical sequel to director Todd Phillips’ 2019 blockbuster, as Joker’s accomplice Harley Quinn.

According to Varitey, after Phillips posted the script cover on Instagram on June 7, rumors that Harley Quinn will star in the film began circulating. The subtitle, Folie a Deux, refers to a shared delusional illness, and Quinn, a character first introduced in “Batman: The Animated Series” in the early 1990s, was Joker’s only real partner – apart from Batman.

Making ‘Joker 2’ a musical is another brave move from Phillips, who reframed the Dark Knight’s number one villain into a lonely antihero and won theatrical gold (with $1 billion in worldwide revenue). ) and at the Oscars (with 12 nominations and two wins) when he did. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for his portrayal of The Joker, aka Arthur Fleck; he is set to reprise his role, although his contract has yet to be finalized.

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All other information about “Folie a Deux” has been kept under wraps, so it’s unclear if Gaga will also contribute music to the project, though it’s reasonable to assume she will. Phillips collaborated with Gaga as one of the producers of the 2018 film “A Star Is Born,” which earned Gaga a Best Actress Oscar nomination and an Oscar win for Original Song.

Bradley Cooper, the star and director of this film, was also a producer of “Joker”, but it is not known what role he will play in “Folie a Deux”.

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For Warner Bros., Harley Quinn has proven to be an enduring character. Margot Robbie has performed the role three times, in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” 2020’s “Birds of Prey” and 2021’s “The Suicide Squad,” and Kaley Cuoco voices the character in HBO’s “Harley Quinn.” ,` which will air season 3 later this year, as reported by Variety.

Phillips’ “Joker” movies, on the other hand, live in their own fictional universe from the rest of DC’s offerings, much like how Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman” can co-exist with Michael Keaton’s version of the character. , who will appear in “The Flash” in 2023.

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