Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker'

Danny Woods
July 20, 2018

Beetz is said to be in talks to play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation into the nihilistic Gotham City villain.

Joker will be landing in theaters on October 4, 2019. That's all of the information that has been released at this time.

"Joker" is being directed by "The Hangover" helmer Todd Phillips with a script from Scott Silver ('8 Mile, ' "The Fighter").

Domino is trying her luck with an upcoming DC Entertainment film, as actress Zazie Beetz is reportedly in talks to play a role in the Joker origin film. Filming begins in the fall on the pic, which is expected to be released under a new DC banner.

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For now, that's all we've got, but seeing as how SDCC 2018 just started, we shouldn't be surprised if we end up hearing a bit more about Joker before the week wraps. Phoenix's is another Joker altogether, and you'll get your first glimpse at his on October 4, 2019.

Phoenix will have some interesting shoes to fill for the role after it was essayed memorably on the big screen by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger (who posthumously won an Oscar for the part) and Jared Leto. In the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker, a major goal is to depict the villain's transformation into a horrifying villain, with one report claiming that his real name in the film will be Arthur Fleck.

Last month, Phoenix finalized his deal to star as the arch-nemesis of Batman.

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