Newcomer Ella Jay Basco is in negotiations to play Cassandra Cain, the final major role in the DC Comics adaptation “Birds of Prey” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on board as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively. Rosie Perez is also onboard as Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya.
In the film the group team up to take down the villain Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) who is after the young Cain who has obtained a diamond belonging to the underworld kingpin.
This will be Basco’s first film role following guest starring roles on shows like “Veep” and “Superior Donuts”. In DC Comics, Cain is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva and eventually befriends Bruce Wayne and goes on to become Batgirl.
Cathy Yan is directing the film with Robbie, Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless producing. The film opens February 7th 2020.