David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed the 2016 film Suicide Squad, and also served as an executive producer on Birds of Prey. He also acted in the role of a Belle Reve security guard named Alan Dixon in Suicide Squad.
Ayer was attached as director for Gotham City Sirens, a film featuring the superhero team of the same name from DC Comics. The project has since been delayed indefinitely.