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ui­cide Squad" star Mar­got Rob­bie and di­rec­tor David Ayer are reteam­ing on the fe­male DC vil­lains movie "Gotham City Sirens," with Rob­bie repris­ing her role as Harley Quinn. Ayer will di­rect and pro­duce the project. Rob­bie is also ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ing. The heads of DC's film arm, Ge­off Johns and Jon Berg, will also be in­volved. "Gotham City Sirens" has not yet been given a release date.

"Sirens" was a comic se­ries launched by DC in 2009 with the Harley Quinn, Cat­woman and Poi­son Ivy char­ac­ters. Geneva Robert­son-Dworet, who has also written scripts for the "Tomb Raider" re­make and Warner's "Sher­lock Holmes 3," is writ­ing the screen­play.

While "Suicide Squad" re­ceived un­der­whelm­ing re­views, the film was a solid box of­fice hit, gross­ing $745 mil­lion world­wide. Since then, the stu­dio has taken its time in fig­ur­ing out the next move in the "Suicide Squad" uni­verse, in­clud­ing a se­quel and other spinoffs, which are in devel­op­ment. Rob­bie's Quinn emerged as a fan fa­vorite even be­fore "Suicide Squad" de­buted, and Robert­son-Dworet was brought on early in the process of de­vel­op­ing the spinoff. The plan­ning is for Rob­bie to film her Tonya Harding pic "I, Tonya" in the first quar­ter of 2017, and fol­low that up with this film next sum­mer. Ayer most re­cently helmed the Net­flix ac­tion-fan­tasy pic "Bright" with Will Smith and Joel Edger­ton. — Reuters

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