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Joel Kinnaman eyed to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad

Joel Kinnaman eyed to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad

Joel Kinnaman eyed to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad

Joel Kinnaman eyed to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad; Joel Kinnaman is the latest actor that Warner Bros. is looking at to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad, Hardy dropped out last month due to scheduling conflicts. Warner Bros.’ first choice as a replacement was Jake Gyllenhaal, but he turned down the role.

Hardy was forced to exit the project due to scheduling issues with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant,” which is currently in production, as well as upcoming promotional duties for WB’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which comes out on May 15. “Suicide Squad” is expected to start production in April.

Agency sources that Kinnaman is in negotiations for the coveted role of Flagg, who is the leader of a group of supervillains known as the Suicide Squad.

“Suicide Squad” is set to co-star Will Smith as Batman villain Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevigne as Enchantress and Jared Leto as The Joker, as first reported by TheWrap. Meanwhile, Viola Davis is in negotiations to play Amanda Waller and Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to reprise his upcoming role as Lex Luthor.

“Suicide Squad” is being produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, while Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. will release “Suicide Squad” on Aug. 5, 2016.

Kinnaman is known for his role on AMC series “The Killing,” which wrapped up its run with a fourth season on Netflix in 2014. He’ll next be seen opposite Liam Neeson in WB’s “Run All Night” and opposite Hardy in “Child 44.”

He is represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.

With Suicide Squad heading into production in April, Warner Bros. will have to cast Rick Flagg soon. Stay in touch with CINECHEW for the latest movie news!

SOURCE: The Wrap

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