Variety is exclusively reporting that Ella Jay Basco is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to play the role of Cassandra Cain in the upcoming DC film Birds of Prey.
In DC Comics, Cassandra is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. During her childhood she is deprived of speech and human contact, developing her into becoming the world’s greatest assassin. She eventually befriends Bruce Wayne and goes on to become Batgirl.
The variety report states that the film will focus on Harley Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary teaming up to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes across a diamond belonging to Black Mask, a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
The script for the project was written by Christina Hodson, with Cathy Yan attached to direct back in April. Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap will be producing with Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner and Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.
Birds of Prey is scheduled for cinematic release on the 7th February 2020.