Viola Davis has confirmed reports she is joining the star-studded cast of comic book action movie Suicide Squad.
Following speculation The Help star had been cast as no-nonsense squad leader Amanda Waller, Davis finally revealed she will be heading to Toronto later this year to begin filming.
In an interview with Canadian entertainment show eTalk on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday, Davis was asked if the reports were true, and she simply said, “Yes”.
Her producer husband Julius Tennon was also excited about his wife’s new project, and exclaimed, “Amanda Waller is in the house!”
Davis joins a cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jay Hernandez, while Joel Kinnaman is reportedly in talks to replace Tom Hardy as Suicide Squad mastermind Rick Flag.
Director David Ayer is scheduled to start shooting the film in April.