With the main cast set, filming on Warner Bros.'s Birds of Prey is set to kick off at the start of next year.
In a new interview with Bionic Buzz, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who will play Huntress, briefly discussed the forthcoming "girl-gang" film. "It's sort of a spinoff of Suicide Squad," she said. "It kind of follows Harley Quinn, which is Margot Robbie’s character from those films, and this sort of girl gang that she puts together. I play Huntress, and we’ve got Black Canary, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor. It’s a really fun, fun cast. We haven’t started shooting yet, but we start shooting in January, and I can’t wait."
Winstead's remarks confirm a rumor from earlier this year indicating that filming on the movie would start in January, 2019.
With the recent addition of young actress Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, the film has officially set its main cast with Basco set to join Winstead, Margot Robbie and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as they take on the villainous Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor. The film is currently targeting an R-rating according to its director, with the expectation being that the film will be full of "dark humor."
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rosie Perez. It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 7, 2020.