Harry Lawtey reportedly joins Joker: Folie à Deux

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According to a new report, Harry Lawtey has joined Joker: Folie à Deux in an unknown role.

Deadline is reporting that Lawtey has joined the cast of the upcoming Joker sequel, but his role is unknown at this time. The report simply describes it as “part of an ensemble.” This is the latest role to be added in recent weeks with Catherine Keener, Brendan Gleeson, and Jacob Lofland having recently joined.

Zazie Beetz is said to be in talks to reprise her role from the first film.

The first Joker film went on to be the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever with $1.07 billion globally. It also was nominated for 11 Oscars with Hildur Guðnadóttir winning for Original Music Score and Joaquin Phoenix winning for Best Actor.

Phoenix is returning for the follow-up, as is Todd Phillips as both writer and director. Lady Gaga joined the cast in an unnamed role, but it is all but officially confirmed at this stage to be Harley Quinn.

The title of the film refers to an actual medical term that means ‘folly of two’, or ‘madness [shared] by two’ and is defined as a shared delusional disorder. It’s a rare psychiatric syndrome where one transmits their delusional beliefs or hallucinations to another. They then share in the same delusions.

Joker: Folie à Deux will hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2024