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Warner Bros has assembled DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad” and director David Ayer has shared the first official photo featuring the full lineup on Twitter, most notably revealing the first look at Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, iconic sidekick to the Joker (played by Jared Leto in this incarnation). From left to right, the Suicide Squad members are: Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).Read More

Posted On December 2, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Margot Robbie Among Confirmed Cast for ‘Suicide Squad’

The cast for Warner Bros. villain centric film “Suicide Squad” has been formally announced after much speculation, including a number of big and upcoming names. Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy and Will Smith have all been cast in the film, which is being described as a “supervillain tentpole.” The story follows the group as they are given a chance at redemption by the government, not without high risk. The casting is as follows: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Delevingne as Enchantress, Leto as The Joker, CourtneyRead More
Margot Robbie gives Will Smith a run for his money in the first trailer released for grifter romantic comedy “Focus.” Smith plays a veteran con man named Nicky, who becomes romantically involved with his new protege, the ambitious young up-and-comer named Jess played by Robbie. Things get complicated, they go their separate ways, but meet up again years later. Now she’s just as good at the game as he is and they’re forced to work together on one of the biggest cons of their careers. Glenn Ficarra and John RequaRead More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star Opposite Will Smith in Untitled NFL Drama

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, 31, has landed a co-starring role in a yet-to-be-titled drama about a degenerative disease that shook the NFL, according to Indiewire’s Shadow and Act. The film is based on Jeanne Marie Laskas‘ October 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which follows Dr. Bennet Omalu (set to be played by Will Smith), the forensic neuropathologist who, in spite of opposition from an $8 billion industry, discovered and raised awareness about CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a brain disease found in atheletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Ridley Scott‘s productionRead More
Variety reports that Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, 34, is set to co-star opposite Will Smith in Julius Onah‘s sci-fi thriller “Brilliance.” The David Koepp-scripted film is based on the first installment of Marcus Sakey’s trilogy, which is set in a world where, since 1980, one percent of people (known as “brilliants”) have been born with special powers, such as invisibility or mind reading. Among those gifted individuals is Nick Cooper (Smith), a federal agent who uses his abilities to hunt down terrorists. His latest mission has him trying to catchRead More
Will Smith gives Margot Robbie some instructions in the first set pics from upcoming grifter romantic comedy “Focus,” unveiled today by Britain’s The Daily Mail. He plays a veteran con man and she’s an up and comer who seeks his help in getting acclimated to the profession. Naturally, a romance blossoms, which complicates things when they part ways and then meet up again years later. These first set photos, taken on the production’s first day of shooting in Buenos Aires, appears to show Robbie’s character Jess dressed up prim andRead More
Fast-rising Australian actress Margot Robbie has landed the coveted female lead role in grifter romantic comedy “Focus” opposite Will Smith, according to Variety. The “Pan Am” star reportedly beat out a slew of young actresses, including fellow newcomers like Olivia Munn and more established stars like Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and even twothree-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who all tested opposite Smith for the role. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct their script, which is set in the world of cons and tells the story of a veteran grifterRead More
Zoe Kravitz seems to be collecting sci-fi franchises with roles in “X-Men: First class” and next year’s “Divergent”, and today we have our first look at the rising actress in M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth”, thanks to Blackfilm. Kravitz plays daughter to Will Smith and Sophie Okonedo and brother to Jaden Smith in the family-friendly adventure set 1,000 years after Earth has been destroyed and abandoned. Father and son, both members of the peacekeeping army Ranger Corps, go on a mission to Earth that crashes and kills everyone else onRead More
She’s about to walk her first Oscar red carpet, and now Quvenzhané Wallis has just landed her first starring role in a studio film. Not bad for being nine years old. Columbia Pictures announced today that the “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star and Best Actress nominee will play the iconic titular orphan “Annie” in a new big screen adaptation of the classic musical. “Easy A” helmer Will Gluck is set to direct the new film version of the musical which follows little orphan Annie, who has an irrepressible optimisticRead More
Now that the project is officially a go at Warner Bros, Akiva Goldsman is moving fast on his passion project, a big budget adaptation of Mark Helprin’s 1983 fantasy novel “Winter’s Tale”, and today Deadline reports he has cast his leading lady. “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay beat out the likes of Bella Heathcote and Lily Collins to land the role of Beverly Penn, while the lead role of young thief Peter Lake currently has two front-runners, Aaron Johnson and Garrett Hedlund. Last we heard, Tom Hiddleston and BenjaminRead More