According to the Hollywood Reporter Friday, Robocop star Joel Kinnaman is in early talks to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Warner Brothers' Suicide Squad film.
Hardy dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts, and THR reports "script issues" were also a factor. Other sources have listed Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal as possible replacements, but Kinnaman is reportedly the top choice at this stage.
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith, Margo Robbie, and Jared Leto, and is directed by Fury director David Ayer. The film beings production in April and is scheduled for a Aug. 5, 2016 release.