Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Birds of Prey" Movie Updates

"Suicide Squad" actress Margot Robbie, prepping to reprise her role as DC Comics' 'Harley Quinn' in Warners R-rated "Birds of Prey" feature, directed by Cathy Yan ("Dead Pigs") from a screenplay by Christina Hodson ("Batgirl"), has confirmed the line-up of female superheroes making up her 'girl gang' movie:

"...after splitting up with the 'Joker', 'Harley Quinn' and three other female superheroes – 'Black Canary', 'Huntress' and 'Renee Montoya' – come together to save the life of  'Cassandra Cain' from an evil crime lord..."

"I pitched the idea of an 'R-rated' girl gang film including 'Harley', because I was like, 'Harley needs friends' Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film," said Robbie.

"She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space...

"And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. 

"They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. 

"I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing’?” So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. 

"But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director."

Robbie's LuckyChap will produce with Sue Kroll, Kroll & Co Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.

The original premise of "Birds of Prey", was a partnership between 'Black Canary' and 'Barbara Gordon', aka codename 'Oracle'. 

Harley Quinn, played by Mia Sara also appeared in the TV series "Birds of Prey".

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