HOT RUMOR: Joel Kinnaman Frontrunner To Play Rick Flagg In 'Suicide Squad'

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Pic courtesy of @superherofeed

Pic courtesy of @superherofeed

UPDATE: Both The Wrap & The Hollywood Reporter confirming it has progressed to early talk stages.

With pre-production scheduled to begin this month at Toronto's Pinewood Studios, who is going play Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad? The movie starts shooting this April so they're under a pressure cooker to find their guy for David Ayer's Dirty Dozen with supervillains movie based on the DC Comic.

Sources told me that this was the week they would make a decision on an actor and I think they found their man. Earlier, there were buzz among sources of Jason Clarke, but that never panned out.

Now I got a legit tip this morning from a source that Joel Kinnaman, the actor who played Robocop last year in the reboot is going to be the guy after giving a strong audition.

Kinnaman would join a cast that includes Will Smith as the masked assassin Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, newcomer Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

Stay tuned as more develops and will update accordingly...

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