‘Birds Of Prey’ Getting Early VOD Release Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan announced the DC film has moved up its digital release date.

With theaters closing and people across the world remaining indoors in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Universal Pictures will make the unprecedented move of making films such as The Invisible Man and The Hunt available 0n-demand during their theatrical runs. Now, Warner Bros. is giving Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) an early digital release.

Yesterday, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan noted that she would not be opposed to seeing the recently released DC film push its VOD release date up as well. A few hours later, Warner Bros. announced that Birds of Prey will be available for digital purchase starting March 24 and Cathy Yan took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support and express her happiness over people being able to watch new films even as they stay home.

You can check out Cathy Yan’s post below.

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Here is the official synopsis for Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey:

“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters.

Source: Cathy Yan

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