Margot Robbie has scored the role of leading lady Harley Quinn in Warner Brothers’ forthcoming DC Comics-inspired film Suicide Squad, alongside balayaged babe Jared Leto as The Joker.
Variety reports that Margot and Jared will be joined by fashion’s favourite muse Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, and Australian actor Jai Courtney as (insert raised eyebrows here) Boomerang in the screenplay directed by David Ayer.
It’s a big gig for Margot, whose character Harley Quinn will be playing The Joker’s sidekick and love interest, but it’s even more major for Jared, who will be the first to play the role of The Joker since the late Heath Ledger back in 2008.
“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,” Warner Brothers’ president Greg Silverman said in a statement.
We’re not sure about you, but we too are very much looking forward to seeing this star-studded cast in action. Much to our dismay, the film hasn’t even started shooting yet (it’s set to kick off next April in Toronto) and has a US release date of August 5, 2016. Mark it in your diary, because that’s one heck of a wait.