The cast of the upcoming Harley Quinn spinoff, Birds of Prey is rounding out its cast. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco is in negotiations to land the last major role of Cassandra Cain.
In the new film, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) team up to protect Cain’s character when she comes across a diamond belonging to Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
A bit of backstory in DC Comics, Cain is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva, and is deprived of speech and human contact during her childhood as conditioning to become the world’s greatest assassin. She eventually befriends Bruce Wayne and goes on to become Batgirl. It is unknown whether the Batgirl element will be included in this storyline as WB is already developing a “Batgirl” movie.
“Birds of Prey” is set to bow on Feb. 7, 2020.