*Common has signed on to join the cast of “Suicide Squad,” Warner Bros.’ all-star action movie featuring DC Entertainment super-villains.
The story centers on imprisoned villains recruited by a government agency to perform covert operations. Details for Common’s role have not been revealed.
Will Smith is already onboard as Deadshot. Jared Leto will play the Joker, and Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn. Also in the lineup are Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Scott Eastwood.
David Ayer is directing the feature, and there will also possibly be cameos of Jesse Eisenberg who plays Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”
The movie is currently in production in Toronto.
Common is in theaters with Warners’ Liam Neeson thriller “Run All Night” and was part of the cast for acclaimed civil rights movie “Selma.” For the latter he won an Oscar for best original song, which he shared with John Legend.
He is due to shoot Relativity’s “Hunter Killer” with Gerard Butler in July.