DC’s Birds of Prey finds its Huntress and Black Canary

Following on from yesterday’s release date announcement, we now have some major casting news on Warner Bros. and DC Films’ girl gang movie Birds of Prey.

As revealed by Deadline, Warner and director Cathy Yan have found their Huntress in Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), while Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) will portray the Black Canary.

Both actresses were part of a recent shortlist, which states that Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) were also reading for Huntress and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) was in contention for Black Canary.

The remaining lead role is that of Renee Montoya, and Justina Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) are reportedly under consideration for that part.

Margot Robbie is reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the film, which will reportedly take place in “a Ghotham that isn’t protected by
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