Jared Leto to play The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’

Jared Leto to play The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’
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The Oscar winner hasn\'t settled on his follow-up to ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ so he\'s still available Oscar winner Jared Leto is circling a key role in David Ayer‘s ‘Suicide Squad’ that could prove to be The Joker, an individual familiar with the Warner Bros. project has told TheWrap.

The Oscar winner hasn't settled on his follow-up to ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ so he's still available Oscar winner Jared Leto is circling a key role in David Ayer‘s ‘Suicide Squad’ that could prove to be The Joker, an individual familiar with the Warner Bros. project has told TheWrap.

Warner Bros. had no comment, while a representative for Leto did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 Jared Leto as Joker

Tom Hardy, Will Smith and Margot Robbie are in various stages of discussions to star in ‘Suicide Squad,’ which David Ayer is directing and Charles Roven is producing. Jesse Eisenberg is also expected to reprise his role as Superman's mortal foe Lex Luthor, though no casting is confirmed at this time.

Ryan Gosling was initially sought to play The Joker but he was unwilling to sign a deal with options for multiple movies, according to one insider.

Based on the DC Comic, ‘Suicide Squad’ finds the government granting a group of supervillains a shot at redemption by sending them on a mission that will likely kill them all.

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