Suicide Squad Movie: Jared Leto, Will Smith Among Cast Members; Jesse Eisenberg in Talks

December 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Suicide Squad movie is getting closer to reality with production set for Toronto in 2015.

Pre-production at Pinewood Toronto Studios will start in February, with filming expected to start in mid-April and last until September, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Jai Courtney are in the final stages of negotiations for leading roles.

Variety later reported that Leto will play The Joker, Hardy will play Rick Flagg, Courtney will play Boomerang, and Robbie will play Harley Quinn.

It also said that Will Smith will play Deadshot and Cara Delevinge will play the Enchantress.

Jesse Eisenberg is also in talks to play Lex Luthor in the film, a role he will first play in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” though the status of his deal is unknown.

Actress Margot Robbie attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 at Guggenheim Museum on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)
Actress Margot Robbie attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 at Guggenheim Museum on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hugo Boss)

 

Jai Courtney arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Felony" on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jai Courtney arrives at the LA Premiere Of “Felony” on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

 

Tom Hardy attends 'The Drop' New York Premiere at Sunshine Cinema on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Tom Hardy attends ‘The Drop’ New York Premiere at Sunshine Cinema on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

 “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” WB 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.”

The film is slated to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

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