As more work begins on Warner Bros. and DC’s Birds of Prey movie, names of the actresses who are reading for the coveted roles are beginning to emerge.
According to Deadline, those currently in the mix for Huntress are Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Cristin Milioti (Wolf of Wall Street) and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers):
For Gotham City PD Detective Renee Montoya, Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and Roberta Colindrez (Vida):
And for Black Canary, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell are the two names that have been revealed:
What’s nice about seeing these names in the mix, is that it’s clear that those behind the film aren’t necessarily letting themselves be constrained by how the characters appear in the comicbooks, and instead are looking for actresses who will embody the classic characters and do justice to the source material, as Robbie did in Suicide Squad.
Cathy Yan is set to direct the film, from a script by Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson.
Birds of Prey currently has a release date of February 7th, 2020.