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Jake Gyllenhaal Turns Down ‘Suicide Squad’

Jake Gyllenhaal Turns Down ‘Suicide Squad’


Suicide Squad is still looking for its leader – Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly turned down the chance to replace Tom Hardy in the film.

The star got the offer to play the role of Rick Flagg by his End of Watch director David Ayer after Hardy dropped out of the project earlier this month, but now Variety reports he too has stepped away from the project.

Hardy was said to have dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne are still all committed to the movie, which focuses on a gang of comic book villains given the chance to redeem themselves.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters in August, 2016.

Who do you hope will land the role of Rick Flagg now? Any actors you’d prefer to see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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