Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz, Domino

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Zazie Beetz is still feelin' lucky. The Domino actress is fresh off "Deadpool 2" and now she's ready to join another superhero/villain movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Atlanta" actress is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" origin movie, from director Todd Phillips.

She would play "a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the 'clown prince of crime.'"

"Joker" has been compared to a dark crime thriller, described as an "exploration of a man disregarded by society that is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale."

It's meant to have a lower budget than the DC Extended Universe movies, since it's not part of that world. (Jared Leto is still the current Joker in the DCEU, and he may still get his own movie.)

"Joker" -- the official title -- is scheduled to start filming in New York in September.

Meanwhile, Beetz's career is still flying high. She's an Emmy nominee for her role as Van in "Atlanta," and she has several films coming up beyond "Joker" -- including "Finding Her," "Slice," "High Flying Bird," "The Undiscovered Country," "Against All Enemies," and "Pale Blue Dot." She'll also be back for more fun with Ryan Reynolds in the eventual "X-Force" movie.

"Joker" was just given a release date of Oct. 4, 2019.

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