Recently, a casting call ad appeared online, which offered prospective actors the opportunity to appear in director James Gunn's upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. The ad promised $150 a day and the chance to work with A-list actors like Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and John Cena.
Luckily, Gunn caught the ad, which was brought to his attention by fans. He then took to Instagram to out the casting call as fake in an effort to hopeful actors from being duped by the scammers who created and circulated it.
"This is a scam. It’s not even the name of the movie," Gunn wrote, calling out the fact that the fraudulent casting call had the film's title listed as Suicide Squad 2. "I have no idea what someone has to gain from this con, but please beware of unscrupulous folks online. Thanks to the DC fans out there who brought it to my attention."
Gunn also mentioned in the comments that none of the actors named on the ad have been confirmed for the film, as Warner Bros. has yet to reveal an official cast list. However, is has recently been reported that Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg and Steve Agee have all boarded the film.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters Aug. 6, 2021. Several cast members from 2016's Suicide Squad are expected to reprise their roles, including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.