Zazie Beetz is having a nice run as it has now been revealed that she is being considered to join the cast of Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’. The Hollywood Reporter recently shared that Beetz is in talks to play a woman who catches the interest of the Joker in the upcoming Todd Phillips flick. If all goes well we will see Beetz on screen for the role in October of 2019.
Zazie Beetz is moving from absurd superheroics to a supervillain character drama. The actress, who co-starred in Deadpool 2, is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, the stand-alone origin project from Warner Bros. and The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips. Phoenix is portraying the DC Comics villain in a film that is more moderately budgeted and darker than the studio’s other DC-based movies, known as the DC Cinematic Universe. The project is also described as more of a dark character study than a crime thriller, with Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy as the tonal watchwords. While details of the Phillips- and Scott Silver-penned script are being kept under wraps, if a deal is made, Beetz would play a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the “clown prince of crime.” Joker is due to begin shooting in September in New York. The studio has set an Oct. 4, 2019, release date.