Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto to Head Cast
An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Picturesâ€™ new action adventure â€œSuicide Squad,â€ bringing DC Comicsâ€™ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (â€œFuryâ€). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (â€œThe Pursuit of Happyness,â€ â€œAli,â€ upcoming â€œFocusâ€) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (â€œThe Dark Knight Rises,â€ upcoming â€œMad Max: Fury Roadâ€) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (â€œThe Wolf of Wall Street,â€ upcoming â€œFocus,â€ the â€œTarzanâ€ movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (â€œDallas Buyers Club,â€ â€œAlexanderâ€) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (â€œDivergent,â€ upcoming â€œThe Water Divinerâ€) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (â€œAnna Karenina,â€ upcoming â€œPanâ€) as Enchantress.
In making the announcement, Silverman said, â€œThe Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote â€˜Training Dayâ€™ 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. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayerâ€™s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.â€
Ayer is also writing the script for â€œSuicide Squad,â€ which is being produced by Charles Roven (â€œThe Dark Knightâ€ trilogy, upcoming â€œBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceâ€) and Richard Suckle (â€œAmerican Hustleâ€). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.
“Suicide Squad” is slated for release on August 5, 2016.