After spending some time alongside Marvel’s wacky and sometimes dangerous character Deadpool, it looks like Zazie Beetz is ready to dive into the other side of crazy for the distinguished competition.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Atlanta actress is reportedly in talks to take on a role in the Joaquin Phoenix starring Joker from Warner Bros. The stand-alone film about the clown prince of crime, stands away from the main shared DC universe films, just recently was confirmed in development and gained a title and release date.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is said to be a darker character study type of picture that is reportedly set to come in on a smaller $55 million dollar budget (small compared to all the blockbuster superhero films) and is rumored to be set in the 1980’s.
According to the report, Beetz could be playing a single mother in the film who attracts the attention of the man who eventually becomes the Joker, Phoenix’s character.
The film is marked to begin shooting sometime in September and set to arrive in theaters on October 4, 2019.