MTV today announced that the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” will debut an exclusive sneak peek from Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated super villain movie Suicide Squad, set for theatrical release on August 5. MTV “Generation Award” recipient Will Smith, along with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne, all stars of the film, will present the never-before-seen footage to their fans. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the awards ceremony will air on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Previously announced presenters for “The Movie Awards” include Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid. Additional presenters and performers will be announced at a later date.
Written and directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) and based on the characters from DC Comics, Suicide Squad assembles a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provides them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and sends them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film opens in 3D, 2D and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.
Official sponsors of the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” include M&M’S® Brand, Mountain Dew® and Taco Bell®.
Casey Patterson, Garrett English and Jane Mun serve as Executive Producers for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” Jim Roush serves as Co-Executive producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Sandy Alouete is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” official gift bag is produced by Karen Wood at Backstage Creations.
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About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20 year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; “Guys Choice;” Spike’s “One Night Only;” “The TV Land Awards;” and “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Patterson’s credits include such high-profile events as “The Concert for New York City;” “The Concert of the Century at the White House;” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special;” ” The Comedy Awards;” “Between Two Ferns- A Fairy Tale of New York;” “The Video Game Awards;” “Scream;” “GQ Men of the Year Awards;” “VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards;” “VH1 Divas Live;” “FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards;” and “NBC’s “Concert for America.”