EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener has landed a major role opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Deadline recently broke the news that Brendan Gleeson would be joining ensemble as well Zazie Beetz. Warner Bros. also recently announced that the film would bow on Oct. 4, 2024. Production is expected to get under way this December.
Warner Bros. had no comment on the casting.
Phillips is returning to direct and also co-wrote the script with Scott Silver, who penned the original pic. Not much is known about the sequel though insiders believe it will have musical elements and will also be set in Arkham Asylum, which is where the first film leaves off after Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) has been sent there. It is also unknown who Keener will be playing.
Keener was most recently seen in Shawn Levy’s feature film The Adam Project opposite Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo. Prior to this, she appeared in a one-season arc in Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion’s new Netflix series, Brand New Cherry Flavor. She also co-starred in Showtime’s Kidding, opposite Jim Carey, which ran for 2 seasons and was also seen in Amazon series, Modern Love.
She was also recently seen in the independent feature No Future, by the producing team of the critically-acclaimed Sorry To Bother You, opposite Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton. She is repped by Gersh.
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