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6 Actors Join The Cast For The ‘Suicide Squad’ Film Adaptation

Jared LetoWarner Bros. has announced that six actors have joined the cast of the Suicide Squad film adaptation.

The original story (published by DC Comics) stars a group of supervillains who band together as anti-heroes in service of the United States government. Jared Leto (pictured, via) will play the Joker, Will Smith will play Deadshot, Tom Hardy will play Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney will play Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne will play Enchantress.

Deadline reports that Jesse Eisenberg may reprise his role as Lex Luthor (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) for this movie. Filmmaker David Ayer has been brought on to serve as both the director and screenwriter. A release date has been scheduled for August 05, 2016. (via BuzzFeed)

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Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in the ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Movie

AquamanActor Jason Momoa has landed the role of Aquaman in the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Momoa has become well-known for his portrayal of the character Khal Drogo in the Game of Thrones HBO series. An announcement on Facebook has received more than 200 “likes.”

Other confirmed members of the cast include Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex LuthorGal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The release date for this film, originally scheduled for July 2015, has been moved to May 2016. What do you think?

Actor Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace in a Film Adaptation

www.randomhouseActors Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel will star in a film adaptation project entitled The End of the Tour. The movie script was inspired by the title, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.

According to The Wrap, the screenplay was penned by playwright Donald Margulies. Segel will take on the role of The Pale King author David Foster Wallace. Eisenberg will play David Lipsky, the Rolling Stone magazine journalist who wrote the book.

Here’s more from The Wrap: “Story finds Lipsky accompanying Wallace across the country on a book tour promoting Infinite Jest, just as Wallace starts to become famous. Along the way, jealousy and competition bubbles up between the two writers as they discuss women, depression and the pros and cons of fame.” (via Entertainment Weekly)

Jesse Eisenberg to Narrate ‘Colin Fischer’ Audiobook

Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg will narrate the audiobook version of Colin Fischer, an upcoming YA novel by screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz.

Razorbill publisher Ben Schrank shared the news at BEA’s Young Adult Editor’s Buzz panel. Miller and Stentz’s  film credits include Agent Cody Banks (2003), Thor (2011) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Colin Fischer follows the journey of a fourteen-year-old high school freshmen with severe Asperger’s syndrome. This book, a “passion project” for Miller and Stentz, marks the writing team’s debut as young adult authors. Shrank and assistant editor Gillian Levinson will edit. Publication is set for November 8th.

Michael Chabon Publishes Excerpt from ‘Wrecked’ Novel

In an upcoming edition of McSweeney’s, novelist Michael Chabon will publish the first four chapters of Fountain Citya “wrecked” novel Chabon abandoned in 1992. The booklet-sized paperback is 93 pages long, including author annotations and a poster jacket of a Leon Krier painting.

In the  preface to the paperback (pictured),  Chabon described the 1,500-page manuscript about “a poetically sad young man who apprenticed himself to a visionary, postmodern architect.”   McSweeney’s 36 will be released on December 7th–a 275-cubic-inch box containing writings from debut novelist Adam Levin, actor Jesse Eisenberg, and author Colm Toibin.

We wish more writers would give us a glimpse of abandoned manuscripts. Chabon offered aspiring writers some advice about advances  (which he admitted he didn’t follow). Here’s an excerpt: “Don’t take advances; sell your work only when it is complete. A monetary obligation to one’s publisher places all kinds of undue pressure, both subtle and overt, on the writer, chief among them the aforementioned pressure to persist on a f***ed project well beyond the point of reason.”