Emmy nominated actress Zazie Beetz may soon appear in another comic book movie!

The actress, who co-starred in Deadpool 2, is reportedly in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, the stand-alone origin project from Warner Bros. and Hangover director Todd Phillips.

The film is described as a darker take on the DC Comics villain, a character study in the vein of Taxi Driver with a more realistic tone.

The details of the actual story are still scarce, however, it is known that the role Beetz is in contention for is that of a single mother who catches the attention of the Batman villain.

Beetz has received acclaim for her work on the FX series Atlanta and recently scored an Emmy nomination for her role. The show has been a launching pad to movie roles, including the Deadpool sequel and Fox Searchlight’s upcoming Noah Hawley sci-fi drama starring Natalie Portman. The actress also has Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird in postproduction.

Joker will begin filming in New York in September.

The movie is set to release on Oct. 4, 2019.

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