Screenwriter Christina Hodson is currently penning Batgirl for Warner Bros.. In the meantime, she’s also been busy with the studio’s efforts toward more female-centric DC filmlore following Margot Robbie’s own performance in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
That film would be inspired by Birds Of Prey, a female-centric culmination of DC characters from the Batman universe in which Robbie is producing as well as possibly star. For this, we turn to an exclusive at Deadline that now states a deal is on the way for Robbie’s attachment along with that of former Wall Street Journal reporter-turned-filmmaker Cathy Yan to direct.
The film would be Yan’s own sophomore turn at the helm for a feature following her debut, Dead Pigs, starring Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and for which Yan earned a World Cinema Dramatic Award For Ensemble Acting at Sundance last year. It also makes her the first Asian director of a superhero adaptation at Warner Bros., as well as the second director of late to helm a DC film following Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman and further asserts Robbie’s own will to have a woman director on board.
Robbie’s LuckyChap is joined by Sue Kroll who just established her own shingle, Kroll & Co Entertainment, and Robbie’s fellow I, Tonya producer Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.
The studio is separately overseeing Harley Quinn vs. The Joker, Gotham City Sirens and a Suicide Squad sequel.