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This Is Us Team to Write & Direct Joker/Harley Quinn Film

August 24, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The writers and directors of NBC’s This Is Us and the romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love are set to take on DC’s upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn movie. THR reports that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in talks to write, direct and produce the upcoming movie, which is also being referred to as Gotham City Sirens. The film will include several other female DC characters.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will reprise the roles of the Joker and Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. The Joker/Harley film will follow the Suicide Squad sequel and described as a “criminal love story.” David Ayer will no longer direct; Robbie is still set to executive produce.

The news follows a report yesterday that Warner Bros. and DC are developing at Joker origin movie, which is unconnected to the DCEU. Todd Phillips will co-write that film with Scott Silver. Phillips will direct, with Martin Scorsese producing.