According to Deadline, Emmy-nominated actress Zazie Beetz has entered negotiations to reunite with Joaquin Phoenix in Warner Bros. Pictures’ forthcoming DC sequel Joker: Folie à Deux. The Atlanta vet is set to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond, who was introduced as Arthur Fleck’s neighbor in the 2019 film.

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Joker: Folie à Deux will once again be directed by Todd Phillips. The film will feature the return of Joaquin Phoenix as he reprises his Oscar-winning role as the titular DC villain. He will be joined by Grammy-winning superstar Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, making her the latest actress to portray the beloved DC character following Margot Robbie and Kaley Cuoco.

Further details about its plot are still being kept under wraps, but it will reportedly feature some musical elements. Production is expected to begin this December. The Joker sequel is scheduled to make its debut in October 2024, which currently pits the film against no direct competition.

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The 2019 film is both a critical and commercial success with a worldwide gross of over $1 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. It received multiple recognition from major award-giving bodies including two Oscars and two Golden Globes both for Best Actor and Best Original Sound.

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