Birds of Prey: Ali Wong cast in supporting role


Ali Wong has been cast in an unknown role in DC’s Birds of Prey film.

Just days after Chris Messina was cast in the role of Victor Zsasz in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – try saying that three times fast – Ali Wong has been cast in a supporting role as an associate of Renee Montoya, in the Gotham City Police Department.

Little is known about the actual role Wong will play, The Wrap reported, but she will also be joined by Robert Catrini in the (DCEU) DC Extended Universe.. Margot Robbie will be reprising her role of Harley Quinn of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, while Rosie Perez is portraying Montoya.

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Montoya is a character that was created specifically for the cartoon series, Batman: The Animated Series. She made her debut in an episode during September of 1992. Montoya then became a recurring character in the pages of Batman after issues No. 475 and other Batman-related titles. Montoya was a uniformed officer, partnered with Harvey Bullock of the GCPD, who rose through ranks to detective.

Wong, also a successful stand-up comedian and writer, is best known for her breakout Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. She was also a writer on the first three seasons of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and is currently a series regular on fellow ABC show American Housewife.

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Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be produced by Robbie under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Christina Hodson of the upcoming Bumblebee for Paramount Pictures penned the screenplay; also producing is Sue Kroll of Kroll & Co Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless. The spin-off movie also stars Ewan McGregor as the criminal mastermind, Black Mask. Cathy Yan, of the award-winning Dead Pigs, will direct. The girl power ensemble hits the big screen Feb. 7, 2020 from DC Films, under Warner Bros.