DC’s ‘Birds Of Prey’ Adds Ella Jay Basco As Cassandra Cain

Birds of Prey Mary Elizabeth Winstead Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jurnee Smollett-Bell Black Canary Harley Quinn Huntress Ella Jay Basco Cassandra Cain

Variety reports DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey film starring Margot Robbie has found its Cassandra Cain in newcomer Ella Jay Basco.

In addition to Robbie who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Basco is set to join Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Ewan McGregor in the film. In the comics, Cassandra Cain is the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, raised to become one of the world’s greatest assassins before meeting Bruce Wayne and taking up the mantle of Batgirl.

DC Comics’ Birds of Prey are an international crimefighting team featuring heroines such as Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli). The comic book teams current lineup consists of Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove.

The film will feature the female superhero team coming together to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Gotham crime lord Black Mask, played by McGregor.

Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct the film from a script written by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, who has also written the studio’s Batgirl film. Birds of Prey will be produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Robbie.

Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey and the future of DC Films as we learn it.

Source: Variety

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.