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Jared Leto to play Heath Ledger's Joker in Suicide Squad

American actor Jared Leto is set to play an iconic role that was last essayed by late Hollywood star, Heath Ledger. Smith will be seen as Deadshot, Hardy as Rick Flag, Robbie as Harley Quinn, Courtney as Boomerang and Delevingne as Enchantress in the film Suicide Squad.

hollywood Updated: Dec 03, 2014 21:53 IST

American actor Jared Leto is set to play an iconic role that was last essayed by late Hollywood star, Heath Ledger in the upcoming film Suicide Squad.

Actors Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne are also lined up as the dream cast for the movie.

The cast and characters of the film were announced on Tuesday, reports variety.com. Based on the DC comicbook, the story centers on the team of supervillains who are given a chance at redemption by the government. However, in the end, their mission will probably kill them all.

As per the announcement, Smith will be seen as Deadshot, Hardy as Rick Flag, Robbie as Harley Quinn, Courtney as Boomerang and Delevingne as Enchantress.

Directed by David Ayer, the film's shooting will begin in April 2015 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg is rumoured to play Lex Luthor in the film. Suicide Squad is set to hit the theaters Aug 5, 2016.