SUICIDE SQUAD Adds Common

DC Super-Villains Team

The rapper turned actor Common is the latest to be cast in the all-star action movie Suicide Squad, based on the DC super-villains.

Fresh off an Oscar win for Best Original Song, Common has joined the project in an unspecified role.

David Ayer will direct the film, which stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

Also starring are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jim Parrack, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, Scott Eastwood, and Ike Barinholtz. Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg may make appearances in the film as Batman and Lex Luthor. Ed Harris and Jackie Earle Haley are rumored to appear as well.

Suicide Squad is currently shooting in Toronto, Canada and is set for release August 5, 2016.

Common was awesome in Smokin Aces and “Hell on Wheels”. Next up for him is Martin Campbell‘s Hunter Killer with Gerard Butler.

THR