It was a tweet that first revealed that Adam Beach is in the cast of Suicide Squad, a film based on a DC comic book about a team of supervillains who work for the U.S. government. Over the weekend, director David Ayer sent out a picture of many cast members in costume, including Beach in his role as Slipknot.
"Task Force X assembled and ready," Ayer wrote.
Beach shared the picture later that day, adding "It's good to be bad."
Beach is also in the news—the New York Times, no less—weighing in on the controversy over Adam Sandler's film The Ridiculous Six. Beach is one of several Native actors, including Loren Anthony (who walked off the set of Sandler's film) and Tantoo Cardinal, whom the reporter interviewed.
“I’d rather starve than do something that is offensive to my ancestral roots,” Beach told the Times. “But I think there will always be attempts to draw on the weakness of native people’s struggles. The savage Indian will always be the savage Indian. The white man will always be smarter and more cunning. The cavalry will always win.”