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Birds of Prey is shaping up to be far more interesting than the film that birthed it, Suicide Squad. The upcoming spinoff brings back Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. But most exciting will be Cathy Yan getting to direct the upcoming superhero movie. Yan previously directed the indie Dead Pigs, which won the World Cinema Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, she had the chance to talk about what attracted her to the project [via Deadline]:
“I could not put the script down, it had so much dark humor to it which a lot of my work does, and there are themes of female empowerment which are so strong and relateable. So I went in with, not with confidence, but at least a sense that I belonged in the room, that somehow magically in terms of timing and luck that this opportunity was open to me and I was definitely going to make the best of it.”
Yan - Pitch - Warner
Yan also said that her pitch to Warner...
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