Suicide Squad casts Oscar nominee as Amanda Waller

The Suicide Squad might have found their boss as Oscar nominee is cast as Amanda Waller

Amanda_WallerIt looks like David Ayer’s Suicide Squad might have found its Amanda Waller.

Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder

Scoop farmers Latino Review reports that Viola Davis, the Oscar nominated star of The Help and Doubt, has been offered the role of Waller, the prison warden charged with sending the Suicide Squad on their missions. She’s all business and she’s got the kind of cold bloodedness required to send mass-murders and psychopaths on government sanctioned operations.

The problem might be that Davis has a packed schedule. She’s currently starring on Shonda Rhimes’ latest show, How To Get Away With Murder, which might make starring in a mega blockbuster kind of tricky. Still, Latino Review say the role is hers if she wants it.

Davis was previously said to be one of the final three in contention for the role, along with Oprah Winfrey and Davis’ The Help co-star Octavia Spencer.

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