Viola Davis Talks SUICIDE SQUAD


Now that there is confirmation Viola Davis will be portraying Amanda Waller in David Ayer's Suicide Squad adaptation and beyond, the two-time Oscar-nominated actress was recently asked what appealed to her about the project. "As a comic book and Wonder Woman fan, I love the whole DC Comics universe," she told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday. "I traded comics as a kid so all of that appeals to me. When you dream about being an actor as a kid, that's what you dream about. It's like play acting: being the superhero, getting the gun; it plays into that fantasy. How to Get Away with Murder changed my exposure. I don't know if it changed the quality of roles as much as it the exposure. I mean certainly Amanda Waller is a fabulous character."

Directed David Ayer from his screenplay, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jared Leto (the Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), with Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), and Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor). The film opens August 5, 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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