Harley Quinn 'Birds of Prey' Movie to Be Directed by Cathy Yan

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According to Deadline, Cathy Yan will be stepping behind the camera for the next Harley Quinn movie.

There are a lot of Harley Quinn-centric films in development, as Robbie herself has said.


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The trade adds that the project will be based on Birds of Prey, which in the DC universe teams Quinn with several other crime fighters, namely Black Canary, Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) and Huntress, though Deadline adds that it is not confirmed if all of them will be characters in the film. Yan reportedly put together a stellar presentation for her vision of the film.


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Yan, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will become the first Asian woman to direct a DC superhero film. The script was written by Christina Hodson, who wrote the "Transformers" spinoff "Bumblebee" and was hired to replace Joss Whedon in penning the "Batgirl" movie. The Hollywood trade reports that a final contract between Yan and Warner Bros. has not yet been completed, but the studio chose Yan over "numerous well established male directors". She is negotiating to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the Quentin Tarantino-directed film for Sony Pictures. Robbie is also set to appear as Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad 2", directed by Gavin O'Connor, and David Ayer's "Gotham City Sirens". Beyond that, she's mostly worked on short films as a producer and writer.


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