As we approach the start of production on the highly-anticipated DC film, “Joker: Folie à Deux,” it appears that Todd Phillips is beginning to round out the cast for his sequel. So, it’s time to welcome Jacob Lofland to the madhouse.
According to THR, Jacob Lofland is the latest actor to join Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming “Joker” sequel. Lofland joins the previously announced Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, and Catherine Keener in the cast. Much like everything surrounding this film, Lofland’s role remains a mystery, but it is reported that he will play another inmate at the infamous Arkham Asylum, who strikes up a relationship with Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck.
The report claims that at least part of the film will take place in Arkham, which fits with the ending of the first “Joker” film. That movie ends with Fleck locked up in Arkham, with many wondering if the events of the film actually happened or not. The only other role in the film that has been confirmed is Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, who in the comics begins her life as the psychiatrist for Joker and is convinced to leave her life to become his maniac partner.
Lofland is probably best known for his breakout role in the film, “Mud.” Since then, he’s done a number of other projects, including “The Son” TV series as well as the recent thriller, “A House on the Bayou.” However, depending on how large his role is in “Joker: Folie à Deux,” this could end up being yet another breakout role for the young actor.
Filming is expected to begin soon on the “Joker” sequel, with an anticipated release date of October 4, 2024.