The joke is on… us? Lady Gaga is reported to be in early talks to join star Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips for Joker: Folie à Deux – now a musical sequel to the Oscar-winning 2019 film. Here’s what you need to know.
According to Variety, Gaga is circling the role of Harley Quinn, the DC Comics anti-hero who is also The Joker’s (Phoenix) foil and love interest. News of the Gaga link was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Harley Quinn has previously been portrayed on the big screen by Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie.
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Variety says the deal for Phoenix to reprise his Oscar-winning role in the sequel “isn’t settled yet.” It adds that “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 and Phillips previously worked together on A Star Is Born, where the filmmaker was among the producers of the 2018 box office hit. Gaga was Oscar-nominated for her performance and shared the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has released a new song from the forthcoming Tom Gun sequel. The song, Hold My Hand, marks Gaga’s return to writing and producing following the success of the A Star Is Born soundtrack in 2018 – which earned her both a BAFTA and an Academy Award. The track, which features a score from Oscar-winning musician Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer, was co-written and produced by BloodPop with additional production from Benjamin Rice.
Lady Gaga said she feels “blessed to sing, write songs, produce and perform” after releasing her new track from the highly-anticipated Top Gun sequel, Maverick. The singer previously said she has been “perfecting” the song for years, and described it as a “love letter to the world.” On Instagram, Gaga, 36, said: “I wanted to say that I wrote the song for the INCREDIBLE movie #topgun #topgunmaverick but also for people who feel like they’re not gonna be ok or WE ARE never gonna be ok and that life taught me through hard times to have faith in humanity when it’s hard to have faith in yourself.”
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