Birds of Prey: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Join

Rose Advani |Sep 27, 2018

The pair Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have been cast as Black Canary and Huntress in the Margot Robbie-starring comic book spinoff, along with Harley Quinn.

DC superhero movie has announced that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will join Margot Robbie’s team, reports Variety.

Winstead is well-known for Scott Pilgrim, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Fargo.  Winstead will feature Huntress, known as Helena Bertinelli, who was born into a Gotham mob family. When her family was killed in a mob hit, she turned into a vigilante and eventually joined the Birds of Prey team. She is a straight-up vigilante and ignores the rules, which can get her into trouble.

Meanwhile, Smollett-Bell, who has appeared on both True Blood and Underground, will play a character quite the opposite of Huntress - Black Canary.  Canary is a good-natured and an idealistic crime-fighter.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (left); Jurnee Smollett-Bell (right) are on board for Birds of Prey

Together with Harley Quinn, the “girl gang” team will fight a Gotham crime lord who has yet to be unveiled.

Robbie revealed,

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Who runs this world? Well, girls of course.

The script Birds of Prey is from Christina Hodson while Cathy Yan will helm it. Yan will be the first Asian woman to oversee a superhero movie and the third women ever to direct for DC, a big step forward.

Besides Birds of Prey, Robbie's Harley will also appear in a film with Jared Leto's Joker, Gotham City Sirens.

Birds of Prey will come soon on February 7, 2020.


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