Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Movie, Based On “Birds of Prey” Series

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April 17th, 2018

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Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Movie, Based On “Birds of Prey” Series
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It seems like the birds have landed! with Cathy Yan tapped to direct the next Harley Quinn movie which is based on the “Birds of Prey” comic with Margot Robbie to star in the lead role. The film will start production at the end of 2018, after Robbie finishes shooting Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon Time in Hollywood,” which she is currently in negotiations to play Sharon Tate in. Suicide Squad might not have set the world on fire, but it was praised for introducing Margot Robbie in the role of Harley Quinn. Warner Bros. Pictures has been keen on pushing forward the character in solo movies, but this is the most significant update in recent memory.

Robbie’s LuckyChap is producing with Sue Kroll and her Kroll & Co Entertainment, along with Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.

Yan will be the second female filmmaker to direct a DC film, followed by Patty Jenkin’s “Wonder Woman.” She will also be the first Asian woman to helm a movie from the DC Comics universe.

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Christina Hodson, who was recently tapped to pen the “Batgirl” pic, wrote the script. The studio had been weighing several Quinn options, including a “Suicide Squad” sequel with Gavin O’Connor, before picking “Birds of Prey.” Sources add that script is still being worked on, but Yan is likely to take over directing reigns once the script is done being worked on.

The sequel to the Harley Quinn-starring ” Suicide Squad” is also expected to begin production in 2018. Gavin O’Connor is on board to write the sequel and is also in talks to direct the film that co-stars Will Smith and Jared Leto.

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Source: Deadline 

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