Margot Robbie has reportedly been cast in the upcoming DC super villain movie, Suicide Squad.

According to Collider, the Wolf of Wall Street star will play the Joker's sidekick Harley Quinn in the movie.

The news comes after it was reported that Jared Leto is being targeted to play the Joker.

Suicide Squad, which is slated for release in 2016, will be directed by David Ayers (Fury, End of Watch).

It follows a group of super villains who are teamed up and forced to work covertly for the government in exchange for pardoned prison sentences.

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Cara Delevingne and Jesse Eisenberg have also been linked to roles in Suicide Squad.