Lady Gaga Confirms She’s Starring in “Joker: Folie e Deux”

Lady Gaga at The 2019 Met Gala.
Lady Gaga at The 2019 Met Gala. Photo by Clint Spaulding/REX/Shutterstock (10227716i)

Several outlets reported that Lady Gaga is eying the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming Joker sequel and she finally made things official. The singer-turned-actress shared a musical teaser for Joker: Folie à Deux that confirms her casting in this highly-anticipated sequel.

The brief teaser shows silhouettes of Gaga and her co-star Joaquin Phoenix, set to the beat of “Cheek to Cheek”, which the singer famously covered alongside Tony Bennet on their collaborative album of the same name. This announcement comes a day after Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that the film will be released on October 4, 2024.

Joker: Folie à Deux borrows its name from a rare psychiatric syndrome known as shared delusional disorder, which affects two or more individuals at once. The brief teaser didn’t confirm which character Gaga is going to play, but casting her as Harley Quinn makes sense since she was Joker’s only real companion over the years.

The short teaser also hints at the possibility that Joker: Folie à Deux will be a movie musical, but we’re still waiting for Todd Phillips to confirm these rumors. He’s returning to direct, while Joaquin Phoenix is set to reprise his role from the first film after winning an Oscar for his performance.