Suicide Squad Recruits Jay Hernandez for Mystery Role

Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Suicide Squad. According to TheWrap, the “Friday Night Lights” star will play a mystery role in the DC Comics adaption with the outlet speculating that one possibility is the role of an inmate who shares a cell with The Joker.

Hernandez joins a diverse cast that already includes two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of HappynessFocus) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, Easy Money) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall StreetFocus) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers ClubAlexander) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (DivergentThe Water Diviner) as Boomerang; Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, upcoming Pan) as Enchantress; and two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Prisoners) as Amanda Waller.

Written and directed by Fury and End of Watch‘s David Ayer, Suicide Squad is based on the comic originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959.

Suicide Squad is setting up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension, starting this month. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September for a August 5, 2016 release. Check back for finalized casting, which should be announced in the very near future.

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