Margot Robbie to play Suicide Squads Harley Quinn

Earlier today we brought you news that Jared Leto is supposedly circling the role of the Joker in Warner’s Suicide Squad adaptation, and now Collider is reporting that he’ll have some love interest should he sign on the dotted line…

That’s because according to the report, Margot Robbie will be playing none other than Harley Quinn, the girlfriend / partner-in-crime of the notorious supervillain.

For those unfamiliar with the character, Harley Quinn began life as Harleen Quinzell, a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who attempted to analyze the Joker during one of his many stays…

Unfortunately for her, the Joker manipulated her into an infatuation with him, and soon had her ditching her doctor’s whites for a jester’s hat and a life of crime.

Robbie and (possibly) Leto will join a cast that is also rumoured to contain Tom Hardy, Will Smith and Cara Delavingne, with David Ayer behind the camera. Suicide Squad will open in the US on 5 August 2016.

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