Margot Robbie: Harley Quinn spin-off will be 'an R-rated girl gang film'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2018
Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Acclaimed actress Margot Robbie has revealed that the Harley Quinn spin-off movie could be "an R-rated girl gang film"

Margot Robbie says the Harley Quinn spin-off movie could be "an R-rated girl gang film".

The 27-year-old actress has been trying to make the spin-off ever since she starred as Harley in 'Suicide Squad', and Margot has revealed some of the ideas she's pitched to the movie studio.

She shared: "I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, 'Harley needs friends.' Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film. She's got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang.

"I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."

The Australian actress also revealed she was eager to find a female director for the movie.

Margot is confident that 'Dead Pigs' director Cathy Yan is the perfect person to helm the much-anticipated project.

Speaking to Collider, Margot continued: "And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. They always get 'Here's the tiny little film'... I was like, 'I love action. I love action films. I'm a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing'?"

"So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day - male, female - the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director."

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cathy Yan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco
  • UK release: 7 February 2020

Harley Quinn (Robbie), having broken up with the Joker, finds herself the target of old enemies. The script could have used a few more comic putdowns, but the old-school action is solid, the setting is proudly the gutter and Robbie’s brilliant, ebullient performance as the mischievous Harley ensures a consistent sense of…

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