NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08:  Brendan Gleeson participates in a panel discussion during a first look screening of Mr. Mercedes Season 2 hosted by Entertainment Weekly and Audience Network at the Crosby Street Hotel on August 8, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
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Brendan Gleeson Joins The Cast Of Joker: Folie à Deux
Development on the sequel “Joker: Folie à Deux” to the billion-dollar-grossing DC film “Joker,” is in full bloom and the buzzy project is now adding even more prestige star power to its cast. Not content to simply bring back Joaquin Phoenix and add Lady Gaga into the mix, Deadline now reports that actor Brendan Gleeson has become the latest big name to join the cast.
The actor obviously has both the comedic and dramatic chops to deliver whatever the script requires of him. Gleeson recently appeared in Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" and can next be seen in his grand reunion with "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh and co-star Colin Farrell in "The Banshees of Inisherin."
Unfortunately, the report doesn't include any details on which character Gleeson will play, or whether it will be one adapted directly from the comic books or an original creation, for what will surely be another decidedly dark and adult-oriented drama. "Joker: Folie à Deux" will arrive in theaters on October 4, 2024.