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Viola Davis Shows Oprah How To Get Away With A Big Role In DC's Suicide Squad!

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It looks like Viola Davis is ending her year with a bang as the leader of DC's super villain gang!

The How To Get Away With Murder star has reportedly scored the role of Amanda Waller in Warner Bros' upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

[ Related: Warner Bros Confirms DC's Suicide Squad ​Cast! Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & More! ]

Amanda "The Wall" Waller is a no-nonsense government agent who recruits villains to take on suicide missions — and isn't afraid to get right in Batman's face!

Viola quickly jumped to the front of a small group of high-caliber contenders for the juicy part, including Oprah Winfrey and The Help costar Octavia Spencer.

However, her involvement in the film has not yet been officially announced as Warner Bros must make sure they can shoot around her busy TV schedule.

[Image via ABC/DC Comics.]

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Warner Bros Confirms Suicide Squad Cast! Will Smith! Margot Robbie! Jared Leto! Cara Delevingne! Tom Hardy! Jai Courtney!

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After reports came out Tuesday that the cast for the next big DC superhero super villain movie Suicide Squad was being finalized, Warner Bros wasted NO time making it official!

Not only are Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in as The Joker and Harley Quinn as previously reported, but almost every actor rumored to be circling the film over the past few weeks has landed!

[ Related: Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC Superhero Movies! ]

Will Smith will be playing anti-hero assassin Deadshot, Tom Hardy will be no-nonsense soldier Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney will play Aussie criminal Boomerang.

Interestingly enough, even Cara Delevingne will co-star, though instead of playing Harley Quinn as rumored, she will be taking the role of

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Viola Davis Reveals Just How Poor She Grew Up: ‘I've Jumped In Huge Garbage Bins With Maggots For Food'

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This is heartbreaking to hear!

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis has been candid about the poverty she grew up in, and she revealed some even sadder info at Variety's Power of Women luncheon last Friday.

When honored for her humanitarian work with Hunger Is, Miz Davis gave a tear-jerking speech, saying:

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EXCLUSIVE! Viola Davis Talks With Us About How To Get Away With Murder's Success On Variety’s Power Of Women Red Carpet!

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We had so much fun EXCLUSIVELY dishing with the ever talented Viola Davis on Variety's Power Of Women red carpet!

[ Viola Davis' Last 9 Words In Next Week's How To Get Away With Murder Are Going To Leave Us SHOCKED! ]

Viola, one of the event's distinguished honorees, dished on whether or not she anticipated the success of How To Get Away With Murder, and how she'd describe her character, Annalise Keating!

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Viola Davis' Last 9 Words In Next Week's How To Get Away With Murder Are Going To Leave Us SHOCKED! But What Could She Say?!

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***SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN EP. 3***

This week's episode of ABC's hit new series, How To Get Away With Murder was full of twists and turns…

But nothing was more exciting than the promo for next week's episode!

[ Video: Shonda Rhimes & The Ladies Of TGIT Take Over!! ]

In the last few seconds of the network's preview, the announcer proclaimed:

"Your jaw will drop with Viola Davis' LAST 9 WORDS"

So it got us thinking! What COULD she say at the very end of episode 4 that's a game changer??

Is it about her puppy Wes? Lila Stangard's murder? Rebecca the rebel neighbor? Nate?

Ch-ch-check out the 9 words we came up with, and share your thoughts in the comments section (below)!

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Ellen Pompeo & Viola Davis Prove Shonda Rhimes' Leading Ladies Can Do It All As They Steal The Spotlight On The Red Carpet!

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Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis are a stunning duo at ABC's #TGIT event!

YASS!

Kerry Washington wasn't the only glamazon at the #TGIT event to celebrate superstar producer Shonda Rhimes on Saturday night!

Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis also made their way over to the WeHo premiere — and they brought the ferocity!

The Grey's Anatomy starlet made a statement in a printed jumpsuit accented by sexy mesh stilettos and a bevy of gold baubles.

And while Viola may be new to Shonda's team of leading ladies as the star of How To Get Away With Murder, she took the opportunity to pop with plenty of color! You can believe her fuchsia shift and multi-colored pumps guaranteed she stood out!

Slay on, you two!

P.S. Don't forget to check out the rest of Grey's lovely ladies in the gallery (above)!
[Image via WENN.]

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Viola Davis Almost Busts Out Of Her Emmys Dress — But We Don't Hate It!

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Still hot!

Viola Davis may be 49 years-old, but her boobies only look 25 in this seXXXy sequin accented dress!

The How To Get Away With Murder star (premiering this fall) wore her signature jewel tones on the Emmys red carpet — and although the garment is flashy, it's fairly flattering.

We're so thrilled she has a new show coming up, because we've missed watching this beauty work!

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