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It seems that the Joker may have found his sidekick: Collider is reporting that Margot Robbie has been offered the role of Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad."

After news broke that Jared Leto is being eyed for the high-profile part of Batman's main antagonist, Collider claims that Robbie will play the Joker's henchwoman. The actress, who's biggest role to date was in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is set to launch a bigger profile in the coming months with a full slate of new films (including "Tarzan" and "Focus"), and "Suicide Squad" could potentially launch her into superstardom.

A breakdown of the Harley Quinn character, per Collider:

[S]he was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum (her real name is "Harleen Quinzel") who tried analyzing the Joker, and he psychologically manipulated her into being infatuated with him. The best Harley Quinn stories have managed to balance both the tragedy of her situation with the character's lighthearted nature.


We'll have to wait for official word from filmmakers before Robbie's -- and Leto's -- casting is confirmed. "Suicide Squad" is due in theaters in 2016.

[via: Collider]

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