Brendan Gleeson Joins the Cast of ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

Brendan Gleeson has officially joined the cast of Joker: Folie à Deux. Directed once again by Todd Phillips, the sequel to 2019’s smash hit Joker will see the turn of Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role. This time, he will be accompanied by Lady Gaga, who will play the Joker’s love interest, Harley Quinn.

Folie à Deux will be a musical in the style of A Star is Born (also starring Gaga), instead of playing out with fully fledged dance numbers like Singing in the Rain. Zazie Beetz will also return in her role of Sophie Dumond for this second story, which is expected to begin production by the end of the year.

Gleeson was recently seen in The Banshees of Inisherin, where he has been generating Oscar buzz for his role of Colm Doherty. He also won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm, besides being a four-time Golden Globe nominee. Brendan’s sons, Domhnall and Brian, are also actors with successful careers of their own.

Released back on October 4th, 2019, the first Joker movie told the story of Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who lost his mind after not finding success in any aspect of his life while dealing with mental health problems. Joaquin Phoenix won the Academy Award for Best Actor due to his performance in the film.

Source: Variety


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