Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga are currently busy shooting for their upcoming musical thriller Joker: Folie a Deux. Recently few pictures from the sets of the film went viral on social media in which the duo could be seen smoking and dancing on the Bronx stairs and dressed up as their characters Joker and Harley Quinn. According to Variety, a US-based media house, Joker: Folie a Deux has been filming at locations across New York City for a couple of weeks. Todd Phillips returns to the director’s chair for the sequel, and the plot details of the film are still under wraps. Joker – Folie à Deux: Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck Spotted Being Chased by His Doppelgangers on Set for Upcoming DC Film.
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Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix filming a musical scene on the set of Joker: Folie à Deux in New York.
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Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix on the set of “Joker: Folie a Deux” in NYC yesterday! pic.twitter.com/9tfJyzwzOR
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The film is rumoured to be a musical and to take place more prominently in Arkham Asylum, where Phoenix’s Joker is sure to fall for Gaga’s Harley Quinn.
Phillips’ original Joker was a critical and commercial hit in 2019, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film in history. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was a major competitor at the year’s Academy Awards, earning 11 nominations. Phoenix won his Oscar for best actor and Hildur Gudnadottir for best original score for Joker. Joker Folie à Deux: Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn Spotted Kissing a Woman While Filming on Set of Joaquin Phoenix’s DC Film.
The dramatic success of Joker quickly spurred speculation regarding a sequel. Although the landscape of DC media has shifted in the years since the original film, Phillips’ project has remained largely untouched by the newly formed DC Studios and its co-chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran. The Joker sequel will not play a role in the narrative continuity of other upcoming DC films, reported Variety. Warner Bros. will release Joker: Folie a Deux in theatres on October 9, 2024 — five years to the day after the release of the first film.