“Joker: Folie à Deux” Will Be a Jukebox Musical With Covers of 15 Hit Songs

Joaquin Phoenix in
Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker"

Joker: Folie à Deux is one of the most highly-anticipated new films coming our way this year, and it’s officially going down the musical route. Variety reports that the Joker sequel will be “mostly a jukebox musical”, featuring 15 covers of well-known songs.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Joker: Folie à Deux will be a musical, and the genre shift has been a matter of public knowledge for almost a year. According to Variety’s recent report, most of the songs featured in this film will be familiar to the viewers because they’ll be reinterpretations of “very well-known” songs.

The film’s genre has been described as a jukebox musical, compared to Mamma Mia! and Moulin Rouge. “That’s Entertainment” from the ’50s musical The Band Wagon has been mentioned as one of the songs featured on the soundtrack, which could also feature an original song or two.

Joaquin Phoenix will return as Arthur Fleck/Joker in Joker: Folie à Deux, alongside Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Zazie Beetz, Leigh Gill, and Sharon Washington will reprise their roles from the first film, and they’ll be joined by Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, Steve Coogan, Ken Leung, and Harry Lawtey in mystery roles.

Joker: Folie à Deux will be released by Warner Bros. on October 4.