While Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips work on their Joker film, Warner Bros. preps their Jared Leto and Margot Robbie led action flick. Bad Santa and This Is Us writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are working on the script for the Joker and Harley Quinn film, which appears to be a much more well-conceived project than Suicide Squad. Ficarra and Requa recently sat down with Metro, and revealed their plans for the opening scene of the film.
“It is great,” Ficarra started. “The whole thing starts with Harley kidnapping Dr. Phil. Played by Dr. Phil hopefully. Because her and the Joker are having problems with their relationship.” Of course Quinn and Joker are having relationship issues. “We had so much fun, I don’t know if we have had more fun writing a script in our career,” he continued.“It was sort of like, we wrote ‘Bad Santa’ a couple of years ago, and it was that sensibility mixed with our ‘This Is Us’ sensibility. We kind of meshed them together.
“We were doing a relationship movie but with the sensibility of a ‘Bad Santa,’ fucked up, mentally deranged people. It was a lot of fun,” he concluded. We can’t wait.