Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and more up for key roles alongside Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in DC's Birds Of Prey
Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are among the actresses in line to star alongside Margot Robbie in DC's new blockbuster Birds Of Prey.
Birds Of Prey will be built around Robbie's Harley Quinn and sees her teaming up with three other female superheroes, Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya, to rescue a little girl from a crime lord named Black Mask.
According to Deadline, Winstead, Boutella, Wolf of Wall Street and How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti and The Leftovers' Margaret Qualley are all up for the part of Huntress,
For Rene Montoya, producers are looking at One Day at a Time‘s Justina Machado and Vida‘s Roberta Colindrez, while Belle‘s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Underground actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell are both in consideration to play Black Canary.
Huntress is a vigilante crime fighter, motivated to strike back at the mafia after the death of her family, Black Canary is a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the "canary cry", a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate enemies, while Montoya is a Detective working on the Gotham Police Force.
Dead Pigs director Cathy Yan will take charge of the project, working from a script from Bumblebee's Christina Hodson. Production is set to begin in 2019.