‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Adds ‘In Bruges’ And ‘Harry Potter’ Star Brendan Gleeson

With Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, and Zazie Beetz all set for Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, the cast is already very impressive. And yet it has gotten better with the addition of In Bruges and Harry Potter actor Brendan Gleeson.

Deadline has the news of Gleeson joining the Joker sequel, although there are no details on his role. It’s always possible that he’s playing an established DC character, but just as likely that he’s not. What we know about the film is that it’ll largely take place in Arkham Asylum and have musical elements. Will it be a love triangle between Arthur Fleck, Harley Quinn, and Sophie Dumond?  I can certainly see Gleeson as a therapist of some kind.

Gleeson is probably best known for playing Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films. However, he’s starred in a great many acclaimed films including Braveheart , Calvary, and Gangs of New York. He’ll be seen next in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin.

Joker: Folie à Deux opens on October 4th 2024.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.