It’s official! Lady Gaga has confirmed she’s joining the cast of director Todd Phillips’ forthcoming sequel to 2019’s Joker.

The sequel now has a title: Joker: Folie A Deux (which is defined as being “an identical or similar mental disorder affecting two or more individuals”), adding weight to the rumour that she’ll be playing Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Now that would be a bad romance (sorry).

Hints that the sequel could also be a musical are given further credence by this short teaser posted to Gaga’s Twitter account, that also reveals the film’s release date to be October 4, 2024. If it’s true, the movie will be a far cry from the grim and intense character study that won Phoenix an Oscar.

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