Jai Courtney linked to Suicide Squad

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Jai Courtney

Jai Courtney

Jai Courtney has reportedly entered into negotiations to star in the David Ayer directed picture 'Suicide Squad'.

Jai Courtney is in talks to star in 'Suicide Squad'.

According to Variety, the 'Divergent' actor is being considered for one of the starring roles in the comic book team-up - the villainous Deadshot, a rival of Batman and deadly assassin.

Also recently rumoured to appear in the flick is Jared Leto in the role of Batman's infamous nemesis, The Joker, while 'The Wolf of Wall Street' actress Margot Robbie has been confirmed to play the part of The Joker's accomplice, Harley Quinn.

The 24-year-old beauty reportedly saw off stiff competition from British model Cara Delevingne who had been heavily linked to the sought-after part after she posted a picture of herself on Instagram dressed as the character.

The film - which is also rumoured to star Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Lex Luthor - will be penned by Justin Marks and follows a team of DC comic book villains known as 'The Suicide Squad' as they take on a life threatening mission from the US government, who in return promise them redemption.

The movie is set to hit screens in August 2016.

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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