Scott Eastwood confirms role in Suicide Squad

Hollywood star Scott Eastwood has revealed he's been cast in the new DC Comics movie 'Suicide Squad'

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Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood has been cast in 'Suicide Squad'.

The 29-year-old actor, who stars as bull-riding champion Luke Collins in 'The Longest Ride', has confirmed he'll also appear in the much-anticipated movie based on the DC Comics, but has refused to reveal which character he'll play.

Asked about his future plans, Scott told Entertainment Tonight: "I'm doing a movie called Suicide Squad."

Scott will appear alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and model Cara Delevingne, who's been cast in the role of Enchantress.

Meanwhile, Jared - who's been cast as the Joker - recently likened his on-screen role to a "Shakespearean character".

Asked why he'd accepted the part, he said: "The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character - that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?

"[He's] this beautiful disaster of a character - what a big challenge."

Jared - who is vegan, meaning he doesn't consume animal products - also revealed he is finding it hard to gain weight for the part.

He said: "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot."

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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