BREAKING FILM NEWS

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

"Birds of Prey" - Enter 'Huntress'



DC Comics characters 'Huntress' and 'Black Canary' have now been cast alongside Margot Robbie ("Suicide Squad") as 'Harley Quinn' in director Cathy Yan's upcoming 'girl gang' live-action, R-rated feature "Birds of Prey", opening February 2020:


Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as 'Huntress'...

  

...and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will play 'Black Canary'.


"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. 


"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 produces 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".


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Birds of Prey"...