Cara Delevingne is taking her crossover appeal quite seriously. After nabbing roles in 2015’s Pan and Paper Towns and showcasing her vocal prowess in a Chanel short opposite Pharrell, the model-turned-actress has landed her biggest silver screen role to date.
Delevingne will join Academy Award-winner Jared Leto, two-time nominee Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy and Jai Courtney in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. The saga “centers on the team of supervillains who are given a chance at redemption by the government,” in a mission that could ultimately lead to their demise, according to Variety. Delevingne will play The Enchantress (not to be confused with the Thor nemesis of the same name), while her five cohorts will assume sinister alter egos of The Joker (Leto), Deadshot (Smith), Harley Quinn (Robbie), Rick Flag (Hardy), and Boomerang (Courtney).
“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” president Greg Silverman said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
The antihero epic will be helmed by Ayer (of Training Day and End of Watch fame), with an August 5, 2016 release date. While a majority of the cast has finalized negotiations, there are still two prominent roles that have yet to be filled. Jesse Eisenberg is being pursued to reprise his Superman v. Batman role as Lex Luthor; while the shortlist for Suicide Squad head Amanda Waller includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and (top pick!) Oprah Winfrey.
As for Delevingne, her brooding brows will surely serve her villainous disposition well.