December 16, 2014
Viola Davis Will Play Amanda Waller In David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD
LatinoReview is now reporting that Oscar winner Viola Davis is a lock for the role of Amanda Waller in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Davis was previously named alongside Oprah Winfery and Octavia Spencer as potential candidates for the role. Waller is a DC villain and government official who is the handler of the convict program The Suicide Squad. She'll be starring alongside Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.
Viola was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for both for The Help and Doubt. Her other credits include films such as Prisoners, Solaris, Ender's Game, Law Abiding Citizen, Knight And Day and State of Play. Her next film will be the Michael Mann (Heat) cyber crime thriller Blackhat starring Chris Hemsworth. She's made a career playing these types of roles, so her casting makes all the sense in the world.