Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett- Bell Join ‘Birds of Prey’ Film as Huntress and Black Canary

It looks as if the Cathy Yan helmed Birds of Prey film has found its Huntress and Black Canary in the forms of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, respectively.

According to Variety, after testing many actresses for various roles (including Margaret Qualley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Winstead and Smollett-Bell reigned supreme. The pair will join Margot Robbie, who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming DC Comics-based film.

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Black Canary and Huntress (Courtesy of DC Comics)

Smollett-Bell’s past acting credits include True Blood, The Great Debaters and Underground.  Smollett-Bell will also be seen in J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele HBO series, Lovecraft Country. Winstead’s past credits include 10 Cloverfield Lane, Fargo and she will soon be seen opposite Will Smith in Gemini Man.

What do you think of the casting choices for Huntress and Black Canary? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below!

The untitled Birds of Prey film is scheduled to hit theaters on February 7, 2020.

Source: Variety

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