‘Suicide Squad’ Adds Common to the Lineup in a Mystery Role
Production recently began on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but that hasn’t stopped the director from adding to the film’s super-villainous lineup. Joining the impressive and ever-growing roster of stars is rapper/actor Common, last seen in last year’s critically acclaimed Selma.
According to THR, Common is the latest actor to join the cast of Suicide Squad, although details about his role in the film are currently unknown. Feel free to speculate to your heart’s content. In addition to starring in Suicide Squad, Common also appears in the upcoming film Hunter Killer from Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.
Other recent additions to the cast include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jim Parrack (who starred in Ayer’s Fury) as Jonny Frost, and Adam Beach, Scott Eastwood and Ike Barinholtz in unspecified roles.
The film follows a secret government agency that recruits a team of imprisoned villains to embark on highly dangerous, deadly missions in exchange for their freedom. Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, the government agent who recruits the various supervillains for her organization.
Suicide Squad also stars Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Karen Fukuhara as Plastique. Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to be putting in an appearance as his Batman v Superman villain Lex Luthor.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.