Folie à Deux Will Be “Mostly a Jukebox Musical”

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The upcoming Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, will be “mostly a jukebox musical,” featuring at least 15 covers of popular songs, according to a new report.

Directed by Todd Philips and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, Joker: Folie à Deux is due in October 2024, and though we’ve known it would be a musical since 2022, this is the first we’ve heard about the specifics of the songs. According to Variety, its “insiders privy to filming and early versions” who’ve confirmed the film’s “mostly jukebox” status.

Among the 15 covers will be the Judy Garland standard from The Band Wagon, “That’s Entertainment!” There is, too, the opportunity for “an original song (or two) to be added to the final version,” though details on who would compose or sing those numbers remain unknown.

Worth noting, though, is that Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer for 2019’s original Joker, is said to have brought her touch to the songs, which will surely take on new lives in the context of Philips’ Joker-verse.

Read the full report by Variety here.

Joining Phoenix’s Joker and Gaga’s Harley Quinn for Joker: Folie à Deux’s cast will be Zazie Beetz reprising her role as Sophie Dumond, as well as Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Steve Coogan, Ken Leung, and others. The film was first announced in 2022, and was named as one of the most anticipated films of 2024 by Consequence.

For more, check out the first look of Joker: Folie à Deux that was shared early last year.



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