Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina have said they are proud to star in Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn because it “tackles everyday misogyny”.
McGregor plays mob boss Roman Sionis in the Harley Quinn spin-off, while Messina takes on the part of his right-hand man Victor Zsasz.
Speaking at the premiere of the new DC movie, McGregor said: “We talked about it – we were both really proud to be in a film that tackled misogyny, not only in sort of the extreme ends of misogyny, but also the everyday, mild misogyny that women have to put up with.
“This film’s peppered with references to that,” he continued. “We were just proud to be part of that and to be the misogynists in the movie, to help flag that up to guys who need to know that that time’s done.”
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) January 24, 2020
Birds Of Prey also stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, while her new girl gang is completed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain.
The latter’s contribution was co-written by Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.
Fish confirmed the news on Instagram, writing: “Myself, Oli and Halsey wrote a song on this album called ‘Experiment on Me’ – it will be released alongside the film at the beginning of next month. I am excited for you to hear it.”