The new trailer for Birds of Prey: (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is out, Margot Robbie is in it, we’ve got it, and now you have it. It’s rambunctious, infectious, invigorating, empowering, subversive, and just plain fun.
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it.
When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
In the new Warner Bros. Pictures film, Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) returns as Harley Quinn, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, TV’s Fargo) as Huntress; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO’s True Blood) as Black Canary; Rosie Perez (Fearless, Pitch Perfect 2) as Renee Montoya; Chris Messina (Argo, TV’s Sharp Objects) as the mad assassin Victor Zsasz; and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Doctor Sleep, the Trainspotting films) as Roman Sionis. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra “Cass” Cain in her feature film debut.
Directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) from a script by Christina Hodson (she wrote the Transformers Bumblebee movie), the film is based on characters from DC’s Batman comics.
Margot Robbie is co-producing this one, alongside Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll, and it shows. She obviously got to make a lot of decisions about what kind of a film this was going to be and where they were going to go with the Harley Quinn character. Gone is the Stockholm syndrome victim, replaced by a new Harley Quinn trying to find her place in the world. Of course, she’s not really reformed – she just happens to be fighting to take down even bigger bad guys than she is, and working with a team of other oppressed women to do it.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will open nationwide in theaters and IMAX February 7, 2020.