New York City was transformed into Gotham City over the weekend when Lady Gaga filmed a scene for “Joker: Folie à Deux” in the Big Apple.
Numerous photos of Gaga walking through a crowd of extras and actors in Gotham police uniforms began making the rounds on Saturday. fake images and social networks
In the pictures, the singer and movie star can be seen wearing slapstick makeup, a red blazer, a black and white blouse, a black miniskirt and black patterned tights. Some background actors are also seen wearing clown masks and wigs. Others carry protest signs with slogans like “Free Joker” and “Joker Marry Me.”
Gaga is expected to play the cackling villain Harley Quinn in 2019’s highly anticipated sequel to “Joker.” Although Warner Bros. and DC Studios haven’t specified Gaga’s role in the film, the “Chromatica” artist confirmed last summer who had been cast as the female lead opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck.
Unlike the first “Joker” movie, “Folie à Deux” will be a musical. Not much else has been revealed about the plot of the follow-up, which launched production in December 2022, according to an Instagram post from director Todd Phillips. On Valentine’s Day, Phillips shared a picture of Gaga and Phoenix holding each other’s faces to promote the project.
In 2020, “Joker” was nominated for 11 Oscars, winning the awards for Lead Actor (Phoenix) and Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir). Phoenix told The Times in 2019 that he asked Phillips to start working on a sequel during the second or third week of filming “Joker” because he had “too much to explore.”
“It would have to have some thematic resonance similar to what (‘Joker’) has,” Phillips told The Times in 2019.
“Because I think ultimately that’s why the movie connected, is what’s going on underneath. Many movies are about the spark, and this one is about gunpowder. If you could capture that again in a real way, that would be interesting.”