Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Spinoff Starring Margot Robbie

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Cathy Yan has been tapped to direct a Birds of Prey feature film for Warner Bros. and DC.

It looks like Warner Bros.is lining up their next superhero movie.

According to Deadline, the deal is complete, making Yan the second female director to join DC Films after Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and the first female Asian director to helm a superhero movie. She made her feature film debut with this year's Dead Pigs, which screened at Sundance and won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2018 festival. Yan had an "exceptional" pitch for the film, and Margot Robbie - who will star in and produce this movie, spinning out of Suicide Squad - was said to be adamant that this film be directed by a woman. The film takes inspiration from the Birds of Prey comic, which typically features a trio of female heroes like Black Canary, Batgirl, and Huntress. What is clear is that both the main characters and most of the creative braintrust are female, remarkable for a studio-sized superhero film. The script was written by Christina Hodson, who just got hired to write the "Batgirl" movie. Production is expected to begin at the end of this year after Robbie wraps filming on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In addition to this film, a sequel to Suicide Squad is in the works with Gavin O'Connor directing.

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This won't be the film based on Gotham City Sirens, or the Harley vs. Joker film, or Suicide Squad 2.

Back to Yan. She was a Wall Street Journal reporter who worked from New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, and one of the paper's youngest reporters to land multiple stories on the front page.

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