Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, Fargo) will play Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground, True Blood) will play Black Canary in Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey movie, according to Variety. Warner Bros. and DC recently set a February 7, 2020 release date for the film.
Robbie previously said the film will be “different,” rated R, and made with a “much smaller budget.”
The villain for Birds of Prey is Gotham City mob boss Black Mask. Created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, Black Mask first appeared in Batman #386 in August of 1985. The character is a brutally sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.
Cathy Yan will direct the Warner Bros. release from a script by Christina Hodson. Birds of Prey will be produced by Margot Robbie, Kroll & Co Entertainment’s Sue Kroll, and Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless.