Zazie Beetz In Talks To Star Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In Standalone DC Comics 'Joker' Origin Film
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Zazie Beetz In Talks To Star Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In Standalone DC Comics 'Joker' Origin Film

Atlanta star Zazie Beetz is what you call booked and busy.

The actress, currently one of the most in-demand in Hollywood, is in talks to star in the upcoming standalone Joker origin movie at Warner Bros.

The film will see Phoenix take on the mantle of the DC Comics supervillain.

Todd Phillips is the director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter

Phoenix is portraying the DC Comics villain in a movie that is more moderately budgeted and darker than the studio’s other DC-based movies, known as the DC Cinematic Universe. The movie is also described as more 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 makes, Beetz would play a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime.

The film has a released date of October 4, 2019.

Next on Beetz's list is the Jean Seberg film Against All Enemies with Kristen Stewart, High Flying Bird with André HollandThe Translation of Wounds with Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson, Slice with Chance the Rapper and Pale Blue Dot with Jon Hamm and Natalie Portman