AceShowbiz - "Deadpool 2" star Zazie Beetz is reportedly in talks to star alongside Joaquin Phoenix in his forthcoming "Joker" origin movie.
The "Atlanta" actress made her mark on the recent Marvel comic book blockbuster as mutant mercenary Domino, but now she is said to be switching over to the rival DC Comics to play a single mum who draws the attention of the Joker before he becomes Batman's nemesis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Bros. studio officials have yet to comment on the casting speculation, which emerges days after Phoenix's long-rumoured involvement was finally confirmed.
"The Hangover" director Todd Phillips is set to take charge of the film, which he co-wrote with Scott Silver.
Production is expected to begin in New York in September, ahead of an October, 2019 release.