Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney has been cast opposite Amy Poehler in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Netflix’s sequel series to the limited series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp that was based on the cult 2001 movie. The new series was set up by a scene at the end of the movie where Bradley Cooper’s character proposes,” Let’s all promise that in 10 years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into,” and all agree.
Courtney plays Garth MacArthur, a suave, indie movie darling who is about to become a household name. Garth is recognized wherever he goes, but his eyes aren’t on the fans. He’s mad about Susie (Poehler) and wishes she would agree to take their relationship beyond “friends with benefits.” He joins her on the trip back to Camp Firewood.
The Wet Hot American Summer role gives Courtney a chance to stretch his comedy chops. Known for his dramatic roles in pics such as Suicide Squad, Unbroken, Insurgent and Terminator: Genisys, he’ll next be seen alongside Shia LeBoeuf and Kate Mara in psychological thriller Man Down, slated for a December 2 release, and war drama The Exception, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is set for release next year. Courtney is repped by United Talent Agency, Mark Morrissey & Associates in Australia and Silver Lining Entertainment.