Ella Jay Basco is in talks to play Cassandra Cain in Warner Bros.'s Birds of Prey, according to Variety. Basco is primarily a TV actor, having guest roles in Veep, Grey's Anatomy, and Teachers.
"In the new film, Robbie, Winstead, and Smollett-Bell team up to protect Cain’s character when she comes across a diamond belonging to McGregor’s Black Mask, a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld," reads the Hollywood trade's description of the movie.
In comic books, Cassandra Cain is an assassin-turned hero who has operated under the names Batgirl, Black Bat, and Orphan.
If Basco takes the part, she'll join a Birds of Prey cast which includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), and Ewan McGregor (Black Mask).
Birds of Prey is scheduled to open in theaters February 7, 2020.