Actor Zazie Beetz is reported to be in talks with the makers of the upcoming Joker sequel, Joker: Folie a Deux, to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond.
The sequel is set to go on floors in December and will release on October 4, 2024. So far, the confirmed cast members include Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck and Lady Gaga, who is reported to be playing Harley Quinn. Zazie had played Sophie, a single mother, with whom Arthur had delusions of romancing, in Joker’s first installment.
As per reports, the upcoming film will take the form of a musical. 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.