We’ve not heard much out of DC lately, especially after their big movie lineup announcement. But now we know more about the most unusual film in their slate, SUICIDE SQUAD.
As of today, DC has confirmed the casting for the film and it is (honestly) unbelievable.
- Jared Leto as Joker
- Will Smith as Deadshot
- Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
- Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
- Jai Courtney as Boomerang
- Cara Delevigne as Enchantress
We’re asking ourselves “who?” just as much as you are. But we’ll be covering that later. For now, just know that SUICIDE SQUAD is happening and its got some big names attached.
SUICIDE SQUAD directed by David Ayer and produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, will begin shooting next April in Toronto.
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“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
Warners has long viewed this project as the “Ocean’s Eleven” of comicbook movies and has been looking to load up the roster with top tier talent.
Warners still has the role of Amanda Waller, the character who oversees the team (similarly to Nick Fury in the Marvel universe), to cast before the film goes into production. The studio’s shortlist of actresses being eyed for the role includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey, whom sources say would be WB’s first choice for the part.
Leto, who is making his first pic since winning the Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” is repped by CAA and Untitled.
Smith can be seen next in Warner Bros. “Focus” which also stars Robbie. Both are reppped by CAA with Robbie also repped by Management 360 and Aran Michael Management and Smith repped by Overbrook Entertainment.
Hardy is currently filming “The Revenant” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio which bows next Christmas. He is repped by CAA.
The WME-repped Delevingne, an English model-turned-actress, can next be seen in Warner Bros.’ “Pan.”
Courtney appears in the upcoming “Terminator” reboot as well as Universal’s “Unbroken” and Lionsgate’s “Insurgent” and is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.