Los Angeles: Hollywood stars Will Smith and Tom Hardy have joined the cast of 'Suicide Squad'. The much-awaited super-villain movie will also star Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne, following much speculation, reported Variety.
Jesse Eisenberg may also show up in the film as Lex Luthor, after he takes on the role in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.
"The Warner Bros roots are deep on this one," Warner Bros president Greg Silverman said in a statement. "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."
Based on the DC Comic, 'Suicide Squad' was confirmed when Warner Bros announced its DC film slate up to 2020 in October. The story follows supervillains who were organised by the US government to work together as a black ops team in exchange for redemption.
'Suicide Squad' will be directed by David Ayer (Training Day, Fury) and produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. It begins shooting in Toronto next April.
'Suicide Squad' releases on August 5, 2016 in the US.