Viola Davis joins the cast of DC Comics, ‘Suicide Squad’
According to sources, the talented Viola Davis from the breakout drama series ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ landed the role in the upcoming DC Comics movie, Suicide Squad. Viola Davis will play Amanda Waller, a former congressional aide and government agent placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty.
Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer were reported earlier as contenders for the role.
Viola Davis will be working alongside Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Boomerang (or Captain Boomerang), and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.