With Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) gearing up for some additional photography, THR has revealed that John Wick director Chad Stahelski has been enlisted to help punch up the film’s action sequences.
Stahelski, whose stunt company 87 Eleven was already working on the Margot Robbie-headlined girl gang movie, is set to oversee second unit photography, and will also work with director Cathy Yan (who is making her studio debut on the film) to design and create new action sequences for the Suicide Squad spinoff.
As well as directing the three John Wick movies, Stahelski has plenty of experience overseeing second unit on action-heavy projects, having worked on the likes of The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2, Escape Plan, Hitman: Agent 47 and Captain America: Civil War.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is directing Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) with Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) as The Huntress, Jurnee Smolett-Bell (Underground) as Black Canary, Rosie Perez (Fearless) as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco (Grey’s Anatomy) as Cassandra Cain, Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as Black Mask, Chris Messina (Sharp Objects) as Victor Zsasz, Ali Wong (Black Box), Robert Catrini (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Steven Williams (The Chi), Dana Lee (Dr. Ken), Francois Chau (The Expanse, The Tick) and Matthew Willig (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). It is set for release on February 7th 2020.