Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the directors and executive producers of NBC drama ‘This Is Us’ and directors of 2011 comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, are in final negotiations to write and direct an untitled Warner Bros/DC project based on iconic villains The Joker and Harley Quinn.
The Hollywood Reporter’s insiders have told the magazine that the plan is to have this feature released after the Suicide Squad sequel (which is yet to find a director) and the studio are moving quickly to put the film into development with actor holding deals coming to an end in the not-to-distant future.
Jared Leto’s Joker is said to have a more prominent role in the Suicide Squad sequel and will reprise his role as the iconic character in this film, with Margot Robbie also reprising her role as Harley Quinn. This follows the revelation that Warner Bros/DC are set to recast The Joker for a standalone origins film from Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese.
The upcoming movie, which is in its earliest stages of development and has yet to receive an official release date, has been described as “When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine”.