Atlanta and Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz looks set to joint the world of capes and cowls yet again, as rumours abound that she’s set to join Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) forthcoming Joker.
Touted as a gritty, understated character piece, Joker will follow the Clown Prince of Crime’s decent into madness and anarchy. If cast, Beetz will portray a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will one day become Bruce Wayne’s most feared and hated nemesis. Phoenix will portray the title role, which was turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Joker is set to release late 2019, and will not be a part of Warner Bros’ DC shared universe where musician Jared Leto is still signed on to portray the villain.
Source: Heat Vision