And it’s a musical? Sure, why not!
Following her award-nominated role as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, Lady Gaga is returning to the silver screen to play Harley Quinn in the sequel to the Joker – and it’s a musical, baby!
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gaga is in line to take the role of Quinn, AKA the former Arkham Asylum psychiatrist and the Joker’s sidekick and love interest. Margot Robbie played the character in 2016’s Suicide Squad and the 2021 sequel The Suicide Squad.
Last week, director and co-writer Todd Phillips posted a script cover page on social media, suggesting the film’s subtitle is “Folie à Deux”, referring to a psychiatric syndrome in which a delusional state is shared by two people.
No details of the film’s plot have been revealed, but it’s speculated that Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his leading role as the Joker. We also know that Gaga’s Quinn will “exist in a different DC universe than… Robbie’s Harley Quinn”. As for the musical portion of the film, it’s unclear whether Gaga would also contribute any music to the project, but our guess is that it’s likely. Let‘s hope there aren’t any plagues of flies involved this time around.