DEADPOOL 2 Star Zazie Beetz in Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER
Zazie Beetz, the actress who played Domino is Deadpool 2, is now in talks to join another comic book movie. According to THR, Warner Bros. is looking to cast her in Joker alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
The report goes on to say that if she joins the project, Beetz would play "a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime." There aren't any other details on her character beyond that.
I loved Zazie Beetz in Deadpool 2 and she's also so wonderful in the series Atlanta. I hope she ends up taking the role in Joker.
Todd Phillips is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, and then there's Martin Scorsese who is also a producer on the film. The studio describes the story as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale."
Joker is "meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies". The story is also said to "delve into what it took for the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and rumor has it that the film story was inspired by The Killing Joke and that it revolve around a failed comedian who ends up becoming a criminal.
Joker is due to begin shooting September in New York. The studio has set an October 4th, 2019 release date.