Atlanta and Deadpool 2 star, Zazie Beetz is in talks to team-up with Joaquin Phoenix in the standalone Joker origin film.
The Warner Bros. flick will see Beetz join Phoenix, who is set to portray one of Batman’s greatest foes and will be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover). If the negotiations go through, we will see Beetz portraying a single mother who’s gained the attention of the maniacal villain.
Beetz can next be seen alongside Natalie Portman in Noah Hawley’s upcoming sci-fi drama and in Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird.
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Joker is set to begin shooting in New York this September; with Warner Bros. setting a release date of October 4, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter