With production expected to kick off in December, Joker: Folie à Deux has added yet another actor to its ensemble. Deadline has announced that Harry Lawtey is the latest to join the sequel’s cast. While details regarding his role are sparse, the outlet reports that Lawtey’s role will be a “big” one.
Joker: Folie à Deux is expected to be set in Arkham and will feature musical elements. While not confirmed, it’s expected the sequel will take cues from the Mad Love comics storyline. The first film, Joker, was a surprise hit at the box office upon its release in 2019. It went on to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office and earned both leading man Joaquin Phoenix and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Oscars.
Lawtey currently stars in HBO’s Industry, which recently wrapped up its second season. He can next be seen in the adaptation of Louis Bayard‘s novel The Pale Blue Eye, where he’ll star alongside Christian Bale. He’s also set to star in the ITV series, You & Me.
Joker: Folie à Deux will star Joaquin Phoenix, who returns as the titular character, and Lady Gaga, who is presumed to be playing Harley Quinn. Also starring in the film are Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener and Zazie Beetz. The film is being directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he penned with Scott Silver; it’s set to hit theaters on October 4, 2024.