Cathy Yan to direct DC’s Birds of Prey film

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment has announced that they have chosen up and coming director Cathy Yan to direct the currently-untitled DC girl gang movie, which is most likely to be based on the comic book series Birds of Prey.

Deadline are reporting that Suicide Squad scene-stealer Margot Robbie will star as Harley Quinn and feature in the film. Yan is set to become the third female director to work for DC, after Wonder Woman‘s Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay (for upcoming film The New Gods), as well as the first female Asian director ever tapped to direct a superhero film.

DC’s Birds of Prey team primarily features Quinn with other crime fighters, namely Black Canary, Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) and Huntress. It isn’t clear whether all of the team will feature, but isn’t it great to see a DC film headed up by women, following the phenomenal success of Wonder Woman!

The script was written by Christina Hodson, who has written the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and has also been hired to write the Batgirl movie. Robbie’s LuckyChap is set to produce with Sue Kroll and her Kroll & Co Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie and Unkeless produced I, Tonya.

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