The star was photographed filming a crowd scene for Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ ahead of its 2024 release.
Lady Gaga is not kidding around when it comes to bringing her Joker: Folie à Deux character to life.
The star was photographed Saturday during the New York City shoot for filmmaker Todd Phillips’ sequel to his Oscar-winning 2019 hit, Joker. Gaga is believed to be playing DC’s Harley Quinn, and the images, which offer the first look at the actress in costume and full makeup for her role, appear to back this up.
In the pics, Gaga gets an escort from Gotham police officers in a large crowd scene. Apparent protesters fill the surrounding area, some of whom hold signs with such messages as “Free Joker” and “Joker Marry Me.”
Phillips first offered a look at Gaga in character when he posted a close-up image to Instagram on Feb. 14 of the performer holding co-star Joaquin Phoenix’s face. “Happy Valentine’s Day,” the director captioned the post at the time.
The filmmaker had previously announced in December that shooting had commenced by sharing a photo of Phoenix in character. The actor, who earned a best actor Oscar for the 2019 film, reprises his role of Arthur Fleck in the follow-up that has a script from Phillips and Scott Silver.
Warner Bros.’ Joker focused on Fleck, an aspiring comedian battling mental health issues, and went on to gross $1 billion. The follow-up’s title, Folie à Deux, refers to a medical term for a mental disorder that affects two or more people, often belonging to the same family.
The forthcoming film will be one of the DC Elseworlds titles, along with Matt Reeves’ The Batman sequel, set to exist outside of the shared-universe slate that is currently in the works from recently instated DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Warner Bros. is set to release Joker: Folie à Deux on Oct. 4, 2024.