Lady Gaga is to play Harley Quinn in the sequel to the multi-award-winning Joker, which is due to see Joaquin Phoenix return to his lead role.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gaga is in the line to take the role of Quinn, the former Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who has regularly appeared in Batman-related narratives as the Joker’s sidekick and love interest.
Lady Gaga’s move into film acting has proved exceptionally successfully so far, having received an Oscar nomination for best actress for A Star Is Born, and Bafta and Golden Globe nominations for best actress for House of Gucci.
Gaga rose to prominence with her debut studio album, Just Dance and Poker Fame, and its chart-topping singles, Just Dance and Poker Face. The album was later reissued to include the EP The Fame Monster (2009), which yielded the successful singles, Bad Romance Telephone and Alejandro.