A significant part in Joker: Folie à Deux, the follow-up to Todd Phillips’ and Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-winning, $1 billion-grossing Joker, has been landed by up-and-coming actor Jacob Lofland.
Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, and Catherine Keener have joined Phoenix and Phillips on the calls sheet for the new project, which is centered on the famed Batman villain.
The plot’s specifics are being kept under wraps, but it’s assumed to take place mostly in Arkham Asylum, the mad asylum that many of Batman’s adversaries in the comics frequent. A musical element is also included in the project. The title also makes use of a medical word for a mental disease that affects two or more people and is the same or similar.
Lofland will play an asylum patient who befriends Arthur Fleck, a.k.a. The Joker, in a crucial supporting role.
Scott Silver and Phillips collaborated on the writing for the movie Joker. Shooting is scheduled to start in November in New York and Los Angeles.
On October 4, 2024, Warner Bros. will release the film.
In the 2013 independent smash Mud, Lofland made his acting debut alongside Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan. He also played the supporting role of Aris in the Maze Runner film series. Additionally, in the Western television series The Son, which aired on AMC for two seasons, Lofland also portrayed the younger version of the role originally played by Pierce Brosnan.