Lady Gaga in talks for 'Joker 2'. The singer is being considered for Harley Quinn.

Can you imagine Todd Philips' dark take on DC's most infamous villain being converted into a musical? Well, neither could we.

However, if reports are to be trusted, the Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker 2. - a sequel to his 2019 hit film. - will be a musical for which singer-turned-actor, Lady Gaga, is currently in the talks.

According to Variety, the Bad Romance hit maker will be seen portraying Harley Quinn. - Joker's love interest and partner in crime in the film. Speculation that Quinn would appear in the movie first bubbled to the surface after Phillips posted the cover of the screenplay to Instagram on June 7.

The publication further shared that the subtitle for the film, Folie A Deux, refers to a shared delusional disorder and Joker's only real companion - other than Batman, anyway - has been Quinn, a character first created for Batman : The Animal Series in the early 1990s.

Making Joker 2 a musical is another bold stroke by the  director, who struck gold - at the box office [with $1 billion in worldwide grosses] and the Oscars [with 12 nominations and two wins] - when he reframed the Dark Kinght's number one villain as loner-anti-hero.

Phoenix won the Best Actor for his performance as the titular character, aka Arthur Fleck. The Her Star is also rumoured to reprise his performance, though his deal is not settled yet.

According to the outlet, all other details about Folie A Deux remain under wraps, so it's unclear whether Gaga would also contribute any music to the project, but it's a safe bet that it's at least on the table.

Gaga previously worked with Philipps in his capacity as one of the producers of 2018s A Star Is Born, which earned Gaga an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and an Oscar win for the original song.

The movie's star and director, Bradley Cooper, was also a producer on Joker, but it is yet unclear what level of involvement he has on Folie A Deux.

''Director Todd Philipps' original, stand-alone origin story Joker explores the world of - and according to - Arthur Fleck,'' says the synopsis.

''Indelibly portrayed by Phoenix, Arthur is a man facing the cruelty and outright scorn of society, along with the indifference of a system that allows him to spiral from vulnerability onto depravity.

A clown-for-hire by day, he strives to be a stand-up comic at night but finds that the joke always seemed to be on him.''

The World Students Society thanks author News Desk, The Express Tribune.


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