Warner Bros. has confirmed the leading cast for the upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD film, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially joining the project. The DC Entertainment film will center around the famous villains, which are forced with death-threats to be heroes to cut down on their imprisonments. Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne have also been confirmed for the film.
In the new film Smith will play Deadshot, but one of the most popular characters announced is Leto, who will be taking on the role of the Joker. Robbie will play Harley Quinn, one of the most famous girlfriends in the DC world. David Ayer is writing the script as well as directing the film which will be released in 2016.
Producing the film are Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are executive producers. “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, in the announcement. “David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote Training Day and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara,” Silverman continued. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
The movie will release on Aug. 5, 2016.