The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in final negotiations to write and direct Warner Bros. untitled DC film focusing on Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Insiders tell THR that the plan for this Joker/Harley Quinn film is to come after the studio makes a sequel to Suicide Squad, which is currently on the development fast-track even without a director attached. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will be reprising the roles they first portrayed in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
One source tells THR that the film is described as a criminal love story featuring two murdering maniacs who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos, while one insider told them it was an insane and twisted love story….When Harry Met Sally on benzedrine.
Ficarra and Requa have directed films such as I Love You Phillip Morris, Crazy Stupid Love, Focus, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and are also the executive producers behind NBC’s massive drama hit This Is Us.