11/08/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2014

Jared Leto May Play The Joker In 'Suicide Squad'

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Why so serious, Jared Leto?

According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. wants the Oscar-winning actor to play The Joker in "Suicide Squad." The film, from "Fury" writer-director David Ayer, is based on the DC Comic of the same name. It follows convicted supervillains who undertake black-ops missions for the U.S. government.

Per TheWrap, Ryan Gosling was initially rumored for the role of The Joker, but a deal was never made due to Gosling's unwillingness to sign a lengthy, multiple-movie contract. Tom Hardy, Will Smith and Margot Robbie are also in talks for roles in "Suicide Squad," with Jessie Eisenberg expected to reprise his "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" role as Lex Luthor. Cara Delevingne is also reportedly circling the role of Harley Quinn, the girlfriend and accomplice of The Joker.

HuffPost Entertainment contacted Leto's reps for comment on the rumor. This post will be updated if and when one is received.

For more, head to The Wrap.



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