Leto to Star as The Joker in DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad”

The joker’s on Jared Leto

The 42-year-old part-Spanish actor has been cast as The Joker in David Ayer’s DC Comics’ villains team-up Suicide Squad.

Jared Leto

With a script by Justin Marks, the film will see an assembly of baddies and anti-heroes brought together by a secretive government group and offered a shot at redemption if they’ll go on a mission. There’s just one slight drawback: they might not survive it.

In addition to Leto, the film will also star Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Meanwhile, Jai Courtney will play Boomerang and Cara Delevingne will play Enchantress.

Ayer will begin shooting the film this coming April in Toronto, aiming for an August 5, 2016 release date.

Warner Bros. will release Suicide Squad in 3D and 2D.

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