Lady Gaga Transforms into Harley Quinn for Highly Anticipated 'Joker: Folie à Deux'

On Saturday, award-winning singer Lady Gaga was spotted on the set of the highly anticipated sequel to "Joker: Folie à Deux" in New York City.

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Lady Gaga Transforms into Harley Quinn for Highly Anticipated 'Joker: Folie à Deux'

On Saturday, award-winning singer Lady Gaga was spotted on the set of the highly anticipated sequel to "Joker: Folie à Deux" in New York City. The scene was filmed on the steps of the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan, where Gaga was surrounded by a throng of police officers and a crowd of onlookers, many of whom were carrying signs reading "Free Joker."

Gaga Steps into the Role of Harley Quinn

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is reportedly playing a version of the beloved DC Comics character Harley Quinn, a psychiatrist who eventually joins forces with the Joker after initially trying to cure him of his villainous ways.

Margot Robbie previously portrayed the character in "Suicide Squad" and "Birds of Prey." Kaley Cuoco also voices Harley Quinn in the ongoing HBO Max animated series.

Musical Twist on the Joker-Harley Dynamic

This sequel marks Lady Gaga's entry into the world of comic book adaptations and will be a musical, a creative choice that has generated much excitement among fans.

According to insiders, the film will be told from Harley Quinn's point of view, rather than the Joker's, and will delve into the complex and twisted relationship between the two characters. "It's from Harley Quinn's perspective," said a source. "And the reason it's a musical is because that's how she perceives her relationship with Joker."

Folie à Deux

The film's subtitle "Folie à Deux" is actually a reference to a psychiatric syndrome in which two people share a delusion, which could refer to Quinn's place in the film's narrative.

Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener and Harry Lawte will also star, and the film is expected to premiere on October 4, 2024. Incidentally, due to the role that delighted critics and audiences around the world, Phoenix had to cut down his weight to the extreme, and he also stepped into the "dark corridors" of the mind in order to express neurodivergence through the role.

According to many, his role was one of the most terrifying and disturbing performances in modern cinema. "Joker: Folie à Deux" is scheduled to hit theaters on October 4, 2024, five years after the release of the first film.

This highly anticipated sequel is directed by Todd Phillips, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver, and promises to be a wild ride for fans of the Joker and Harley Quinn.

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