Is Jared Leto playing the Joker in Suicide Squad?

The DC Cinematic universe is looking for aggressive expansion it seems!!

According to The Wrap, since David Ayer came on as the director of the upcoming Suicide Squad, it looks like he wants to bring back the joker to perhaps lead the squad or be involved in some type of capacity in the film, and it looks like he is looking at Jared Leto to play the supervillian aka Batman's arch nemesis!!  Earlier reports have suggested that they are also looking at Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie for major roles.  I wonder if this is maybe too soon for the joker since it was only back in 2008 when Heath Ledger gave one of the greatest cinematic performances of all time in my opinion playing the joker in Christopher Nolan's instant classic The Dark Knight!!!