Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has officially landed an R rating.
After making her acclaimed debut as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie will reprise the role in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey alongside newcomers Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary. Last month, it was reported that Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey was expected to receive an R rating and today those expectations were proven to be accurate.
The Motion Picture Association of America has given Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey an R rating for the following reasons: “strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material.” This makes Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey one of the few mainstream superhero films based on DC or Marvel characters to receive an R rating, along with Joker, Logan, and Deadpool.
Here is the official synopsis for Margot Robbie’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.”
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.