MARGOT ROBBIE SHARES FIRST LOOK AT HARLEY QUINN: Margot Robbie is giving fans a first look at Harley Quinn for the upcoming Birds of Prey. She captioned the playful shot: "Miss me? HQ". Robbie is reprising her role, first introduced in Suicide Squad. The Cathy Yan-helmed Birds of Prey also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Ewan McGregor is set to play Batman villain Black Mask. Birds of Prey is set to open Feb. 7, 2020.
ROKU LAUNCHES PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS: Roku is launching premium subscriptions on its channel. Users who sign up for Showtime, Starz or Epix before March 31st will get a 30-day free trial. About 25 premium services will be available on Roku players in the U.S. Roku was launched as a free ad-supported streaming services, and currently allows users to access 10,000+ free movies and TV shows.
AMAZON SNAGS THE REPORT: Amazon has reportedly acquired the Scott Z. Burns-helmed drama The Report for $14 million. The film stars Adam Driver, Annette Benning, Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall and many more. The film follows the true story of Daniel Jones’ investigation into the CIA’s use of torture on detainees.
BLACK PANTHER CAST TALKS SEQUEL: After Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther won Outstanding Performance by a Cast at Sunday’s SAG Awards, the cast started talking about a sequel to the $1.45 billion hit. When asked if any had doubts about returning, Michael B. Jordan said: "It was a tremendous accomplishment…I think if there was an opportunity, I think we’d all be excited." Black Panther is up for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.
AVATAR’S SAM WORTHINGTON JOINS SEACOLE: Avatar star Sam Worthington has signed on for period drama Seacole from In Secret director Charlie Stratton. The film follows the story of an unsung but heroic Jamaican physician Mary Seacole, who helped set up the so-called British Hotel to care for the wounded during the Crimean War. Her story is often overshadowed by that of her white contemporary, Florence Nightingale.