Will Smith is Deadshot and Jared Leto is the Joker in Suicide Squad

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Warner Bros. and DC Comics' villains as heroes movie announces its cast.

The cast for Warner Bros. Pictures' Suicide Squad movie has been announced, and it includes most of the cast that the earlier rumours suggested.

First up we have Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn; Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (Divergent) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) as Enchantress.

The announcement was made yesterday by Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

David Ayer (Fury) is writing the script and directing the movie, with Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle) as producers. The executive producers are made up of Colin Wilson, Geoff Johns, Zack Snyder, and Deborah Snyder.

According to Hollywood Reporter Silverman's announcement included him saying, "The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. 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.

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."

Suicide Squad is due for release on 5th August 2016.

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