December 26, 2019

How the 'Birds of Prey' Director Pitched Her Way into the DC Universe


Learn how Cathy Yan pitched her way into the director’s chair for one of the most anticipated DC Comics films of 2020.


After lukewarm critical reviews but a box office bonanza, Suicide Squad had a lot of figuring out to do. But one thing everyone loved from the film was Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn. She was fun, crazy, and unpredictable. It felt like the role she was born to play.



So when Robbie’s character got her spinoff movie, she and the other producers of the project knew they’d need someone capable and exciting to help her make the best film possible.



Enter Cathy Yan.



Cathy had directed a Sundance movie called Dead Pigs that was loved by audience members, particularly Margot Robbie.



But what made Robbie think Yan was ready to take on Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn, which is a helluva title and a ton of pressure for even a seasoned filmmaker.



The answer was Yan’s pitch.



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Source: NoFilmSchool