Following the shortlist for Warner Bros.’ casting sheets leaking to the press earlier this week, it appears Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have beat out the competition to join Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) has joined the cast as the sonic siren Black Canary, edging out Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Meanwhile, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) fended off Sofia Boutella, Cristina Miloti, and Margaret Qualley to portray the mob boss daughter-turned-crossbow-wielding-vigilante Huntress.
Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and will form an all-female super-team to combat Gotham crime lord Black Mask (who has yet to be cast)
Birds of Prey will be directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), and has a script from Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). The film has been scheduled for a February 7th, 2020 release.
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