'Terminator Genisys' Actor Jai Courtney In Talks To Play Main Anti-Hero Deadshot In 'Suicide Squad'

November 13, 2014 2:20 AM

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Australian actor Jai Courtney is one of those actors that mainstream America probably couldn’t spot in a line-up, but Hollywood has a decided hard-on for the thespian. He was chosen to play Bruce Willis son in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” had a key villain role in Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” and had big supporting turns in “I, Frankenstein” (2014) and “Divergent.” While the verdict is still out on the 28-year-old actor, Tinseltown has doubled down on the Aussie and this year he was cast in the critical role of Kyle Reese in the “Terminator: Genisys” reboot. In short, Courtney is this year’s Sam Worthington, another Australian actor that Hollywood went ape for after his appearance in the billion-dollar grossing “Avatar.” That fact that Courtney does not have an “Avatar” under his belt doesn’t seem to matter to casting agents, directors and producers.

Apparently he’s impressed again in auditions because the actor is now in talks to play the lead villain/anti-hero super hero of “Suicide Squad.” To be directed (and rewritten apparently) by David Ayer (“Fury” with Brad Pitt which came out earlier this fall), “Suicide Squad” will be essentially one o...

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