Lady Gaga has made it official. She’ll be starring 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.
EW reported in June that Lady Gaga was in talks to join the project (rumored to be a musical) as an alternate version of Batman series villainess Harley Quinn, who was brought to the big screen by Margot Robbie in several DC titles over the years.
Gaga joins the project after her critically lauded turn in the 2021 drama House of Gucci and after making her leading-lady debut in 2018’s A Star Is Born, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars.
Joker: Folie à Deux hits theaters Oct. 4, 2024.