Jai Courtney has many of the qualities to be the next great American action star. Ruggedly good looking, he can nail a no-nonsense south Jersey accent, has played a gladiator-like warrior and is, well...
Actress 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 (15) to begin filming.
In an interview with Canadian entertainment show eTalk on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb15), 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 (15).
Hostel star Jay Hernandez has become the latest actor to join the celebrity-studded cast of comic book action movie Suicide Squad. The Latino actor has reportedly landed a mystery role in the upcoming Warner Bros. super-villain ensemble movie, which will also feature Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne.
Meanwhile, Robocop star Joel Kinnaman is still in talks to take on the role of Suicide Squad leader Rick Flag following Tom Hardy's decision to pull out of the project due to scheduling issues.,
Director David Ayer is scheduled to start shooting the film in April (15).
Australian actor Joel Edgerton is reportedly in line to replace his Warrior co-star Tom Hardy in the planned movie adaptation of Suicide Squad. Hardy walked away from the project earlier this month (Jan15) and Jake Gyllenhaal dropped out of talks to take over as squad leader Rick Flag this week (begs19Jan15).
Now studio bosses at Warner Bros. are eyeing Edgerton and The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal as possible replacements, according to CinemaBlend.com.
The film, about a gang of comic book villains who are given the chance to redeem themselves, will be directed by David Ayer, who worked with Bernthal on recent war movie Fury.
Meanwhile, reports suggest True Blood hunk Joe Manganiello is wanted to fill the role of supervillain Deathstroke.
If he signs on, he will join a star-studded cast which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad is scheduled for release next year (16).
The Suicide Squad is still looking for a leader - Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly turned down the chance to replace Tom Hardy in the film. The Nightcrawler star got the offer to play the role of Rick Flagg after Hardy dropped out of the project earlier this month (Jan15), but now Variety reports he too has stepped away from the project.
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.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to replace Tom Hardy in comic book movie Suicide Squad. The Dark Knight Rises star was cast as Rick Flagg, the leader of the group of infamous villains, but he reportedly dropped out of the film because of scheduling issues.
Gyllenhaal has now been offered Hardy's role by his End of Watch director David Ayer, but he has yet to sign on, according to multiple reports.
If the star takes on the role, he will join Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the film, which will be based on the comic book series about a group of supervillains who are given a chance to redeem themselves with a deadly mission.
The film is slated to hit U.S. cinemas in August, 2016.
Will Smith and Jared Leto are officially set to star in supervillain film Suicide Squad. Following months of casting rumours, bosses at Warner Bros. announced the full cast of the much-anticipated DC Comics big screen adaptation on Tuesday (02Dec14).
Smith will play Batman nemesis Deadshot and Oscar winner Leto will take on The Joker, while The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie will play his character's girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
Jai Courtney will portray Boomerang, model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is set to play Enchantress, and Tom Hardy will lead the group as Rick Flagg.
Fury's David Ayer will direct the movie, which will be based on the comic book series about a group of supervillains who are given a chance to redeem themselves in a deadly mission.
The film is slated to hit U.S. cinemas on 5 August, 2016.
Actor Jai Courtney is in negotiations to tackle the role of Batman nemesis Deadshot in the planned comic book movie adaptation of Suicide Squad, according to a new report. Sources tell Variety.com the A Good Day To Die Hard star is being courted for a major part, which is rumoured to be the anti-hero, who goes by the alter ego Floyd Lawton.
Studio bosses at Warner Bros. have declined to comment on the claims, which emerge days after Oscar winner Jared Leto became a frontrunner to portray The Joker in the same movie.
Earlier reports suggested producers are in talks with Tom Hardy to tackle Suicide Squad founding member Rick Flag and Margot Robbie to play Harley Quinn, while Will Smith is also wanted for a role, although it is not yet clear which character he is in the running for.
Fury filmmaker David Ayer will write and direct the film, which is scheduled for release in summer 2016.
Russell Crowe has been given a big boost as a filmmaker - his new directorial effort, The Water Diviner, in which he stars alongside Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney, has been picked up by executives at Warner Bros. The period film is based in 1919 Turkey. It will be released in the U.S. in April (15).
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The team behind the new Terminator film has kept almost everything tightly under wraps. With the exception of a series of nerd-friendly casting announcements — Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger — and the absolute minimum of plot details — it's not a direct follow-up to 2009's Terminator Salvation — fans have been kept in the dark about the latest installment. And considering what Schwarzenegger revealed on Wednesday, perhaps that was for the best. See, the new film isn't called Terminator: Genesis as we had all originally assumed. No, the correct spelling (and we do use that phrase lightly) is Terminator: Genisys.
Just allow that to sink in for a second. Revel in the rage it brings your grammatically-correct heart, and wait for the twitch in your eye to die down. That is indeed the title of the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise. Why is it spelled this way, other than send every copy editor on the planet into a tail-spin of frustration, we have no idea. What we do know, however, is that this is just the latest in a long long of aneurism-inducing misspelled titles — so while you're all worked up, why not take a look at some of the most incomprehensibly obnoxious movie title misspellings of all time. If it makes you feel better, you can print out this article and go over it with a red pen. We don't mind.
Terminator: Genisys Is It Relevant to the Plot? There’s no way to know just yet, but it better be. If we wasted all of our energy getting excited over this cast just to find out that it was given an obnoxiously misspelled title for no reason, we’re going to be pretty angry. Granted we’ll still probably see the movie, but it will gnaw at us. Degree of Annoying: Like when your worst friend (you know, the one you can only handle in small doses) tells you she wants to name her kids something like McKynzee or Laydien so they can be unique.
The Pursuit of Happyness Is It Relevant to the Plot? Kind of. It’s appears as some graffiti outside of Chris Gardner (Will Smith)’s son’s school, and he briefly comments on it. Ironically, that comment is about how it’s misspelled. Degree of Annoying: Like reliving that three month period where everyone was singing those two lines of “Whip My Hair” over and over all over again.
Se7en Is It Relevant to the Plot? Yes, especially since the film centers on two cops hunting down a serial killer whose crimes are related to the seven deadly sins, and the number plays a significant role in several key scenes in the film. But there’s still a less obnoxious way of getting the point across. You know, like just titling the film “Seven.” Degree of Annoying: Like when you find out that your best friend’s pretentious new boyfriend spells his band name L!kE tHi$ to be ironic.
Inglourious Basterds Is It Relevant to the Plot? Not at all. It’s basically just Quentin Tarantino being Quentin Tarantino. Degree of Annoying: Like when your roommate spills beer on the kitchen floor RIGHT AFTER you Swiffered.
Pet Sematary Is It Relevant to the Plot: Not really, but it is explained in the book it’s based on. The title refers to a sign the kids write at the beginning, and since they’re too young to know the correct spelling, that’s why they came up with. Degree of Annoying: Like sitting through a “concert” your toddler cousins are putting on, only to discover that they’ve got almost all of the words to “Let It Go” wrong.
Biutiful Is It Relevant to the Plot: Yes, it appears in the film when Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is helping his kids with their homework, written the way a native Spanish speaker would phonetically spell the word. Degree of Annoying: Like enduring a presentation from your temperamental boss where they’ve made the same grammatical error multiple times, and being unable to speak up.
Charly Is It Relevant to the Plot: Yes, that’s how Charly, who is mentally handicapped, spells his name. Degree of Annoying: Like picking up your coffee at a cafe, only to discover they’ve left off three vowels and added an unnecessary “y” to your name.
Peeples Is it Relevant to the Plot: Yes, that’s how Kerry Washington’s family spells their last name, presumably because their big fans of animal-shaped marshmallows. Degree of Annoying: Like being the barista who now has to smile their way through a confrontation with a very annoyed customer who doesn’t understand why it’s so hard to get the spelling of Jaxxsone right.
Bradley Cooper's British girlfriend Suki Waterhouse has been given a huge acting boost after landing a role in the Divergent sequel. The Burberry model will join Shailene Woodley and Theo James in new film Insurgent, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The sequel, which is set for release next March (15), will also feature returning castmates Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, and Octavia Spencer. Waterhouse will play Marlene, a member of the Dauntless faction, in the latest adaptation of Veronica Roth's popular young adult novels.
Landed a recurring role on "Packed to the Rafters"
Cast in the Showtime series "Spartacus"
Played Bruce Willis' son in "A Good Day to Die Hard"
Jai Courtney has many of the qualities to be the next great American action star. Ruggedly good looking, he can nail a no-nonsense south Jersey accent, has played a gladiator-like warrior and is, well, Australian. In the tradition of compatriots Russell Crowe, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Worthington, Courtney has made a testosterone-charged splash in Hollywood playing a tough guy though he probably has more in common with fellow Sydneysider Hugh Jackman. Classically trained, Courtney has quickly made a name for himself with two in-your-face action roles, alongside Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher" (2012) and Bruce Willis in "A Good Day to Die Hard" (2013). However, the muscular Australian hopes to use the exposure to build a career across genres.
Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts
Grew up in Australia and attended the same dramatic arts academy as Hugh Jackman and fellow "Spartacus" star Viva Bianca.
Became extremely close with "Spartacus" co-star Andy Whitfield, who passed away in September 2011.
Helped raise awareness and funds for the documentary "Be Here Now," about Whitfield's battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Was on the verge of leaving Hollywood when he landed the role of Bruce Willis' son in "A Good Day to Die Hard."
"It is interesting that I’ve had the opportunity to work on some action-heavy projects, and if there is a strength for me that I need to play to then that’s great, you have to break in somehow. But I want to diversify." - from TNTMagazine.com, Feb.17, 2013