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Tom Hardy drops out of 'Suicide Squad'

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MUMBAI:  Directed by David Ayer, the all-star comic book movie, Suicide Squad, produced by Warner Bros. was slated to star Tom Hardy reprising the role of Rick Flagg, the leader of the group that consists of Batman villains- Deadshot, Joker, Harley Quinn, Boomerang and Enchantress.

According to sources Hardy unfortunately had to make an exit due to date problems. The actor is currently shooting for The Revenant, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and that shoot is now looking to last longer than initially planned.

Upon hearing this, Warner Bros. has decided to cast Jake Gyllenhaal in replacement of Hardy. Gyllenhaal, who has gained popularity for his performance in the Nightcrawler, has previously worked with Ayer on the acclaimed police thriller, End of Watch. It is however unclear whether or not the actor will take it on.

Based on DC Entertainment’s, the cast of Suicide Squad includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. The film is due to begin shooting mid-April in Toronto and is scheduled to release on 05 August 2016.

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