TheWrap has revealed several names currently going out for roles in DC’s upcoming girl-gang film Birds of Prey, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
According to the trade, Mbatha-Raw and Jurnee Smolett-Bell have both tested for the role of Black Canary while Winstead, Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), and Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) have tested for Huntress.
Sofia Boutella, Justina Machado, Roberta Colindrez, and Margaret Qualley have also been revealed to be in the mix for the project as well with Machado and Colindrez being eyed for the role of Renee Montoya.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is set to direct the project from a script written by Christina Hodson (Shut In). The film will be produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Margot Robbie who is set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn in the film.
Plot details remain under wraps however the film will feature Batman villain Black Mask as the primary antagonist. Production on the project is expected to kick off this January.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey and the future of DC Films as we learn it.