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Why Joker 2 Star Brendan Gleeson Joined The DC Sequel

Brendan Gleeson Reveals Why He Joined the Joker: Foil Deux form. The Irish actor is best known for his portrayal of Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in the Harry Potter film series, although his acting career also includes supporting roles in brave heart, 28 days later, Gangs of New Yorkand Paddington 2. Gleeson teamed up with director Martin McDonagh for a lead role in 2008 In Bruges alongside Colin Farrell and now the three are reunited for The Banshees of Inisherinwhich will be released on October 21.


Earlier this year, writer/director Todd Phillips announced that his $1 billion R-rated blockbuster, jokerwould have a sequel with the title Joker: Foil Deuxwhich roughly translates to “madness for twoIt was later revealed that Lady Gaga has been cast as Harley Quinn in the sequel, which is surprisingly a musical. Zazie Beetz is the only returning actor from Phoenix other than joker, who will reprise her role as Arthur Fleck’s neighbor, Sophie Dumond. Newcomers to the joker world include Catherine Keener and Jacob Lofland as a major Arkham Asylum character. Last month Gleeson joined the Joker: Foil Deux cast in an unknown role.

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During a recent interview with Collider promote The Banshees of InisherinGleeson reveals why he decided to join the Joker: Foil Deux form. For the Harry Potter alum, it all came down to Phoenix, whom Gleeson previously worked with on M. Night Shyamalan’s The village in 2004. Read what he said below:

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It wasn’t the material, which is a great way to make sure I don’t have to answer questions about the criteria. It was the performance of the first movie. I previously worked with Joaquin on The Village… And so I knew him from then on. And that performance, I’m still in awe of that. That acting as Joker, in that first movie. It was one of the most extraordinary performances I’ve ever had. And for Todd to work on the film to make that happen, I didn’t have to be asked twice. I really didn’t.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-Winning Performance Pays Dividend for Joker 2

Phoenix won an Academy Award for his performance as failed clown and aspiring stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck in 2019 joker. The DC film also grossed over $1 billion at the box office and became the first R-rated film to do so, receiving a total of 11 Oscar nods, including nominations for the script from Phillips and Scott Silver and another win. for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score. However, based on Gleeson’s comments, it’s Phoenix’s performance that seems to be paying off the most for the sequel. The actor openly admits”it wasn’t the materialmeaning Phillips and Silver’s script but Phoenix’s performance that forced Gleeson to join in the first place Joker: Foil Deux.

The first joker The film had a strong supporting cast, including the legendary Robert De Niro, Emmy nominee Frances Conroy, actors like Bill Camp and Glenn Fleshler, and famed comedian Marc Maron. With only six confirmed cast members so far, it feels like the joker sequel has a few more stars and valuable supporting actors to add to the cast. In light of Gleeson’s recent comments, it will be interesting to see if other actors have been forced to join the Joker: Foil Deux cast solely for the chance to work with the great Joaquin Phoenix.

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Source: Collider

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