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Jared Leto Might Play the Joker, Cut His Beautiful Hair

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The Wrap reports Jared Leto is being considered to play the Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie, which makes sense, if only for his Oscar-proven ability to play a character who wears makeup. (Reportedly, Ryan Gosling passed on the part because he didn’t want to commit to multiple movies, as is the case with these superhero franchises.) Scheduled for 2016, Suicide Squad tells the story of the government using supervillains to go on secret missions in exchange for their freedom. Jesse Eisenberg is expected to reprise his role of Lex Luthor, and Tom Hardy, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie are in discussions for various parts. According to Collider, Robbie is being eyed for Harley Quinn. Quinn got her start as a psychiatrist interning at the asylum that housed the Joker. There she fell for him so hard that she quit her job, became his sidekick, and agreed to live her life as a walking pun.

Jared Leto Might Play the Joker