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‘Birds of Prey’ Producer Sue Kroll on Me Too, Reshoots, and Sequel Possibilities [Interview]

Producer Sue Kroll has been with Birds of Prey from the very beginning. Since it was just an idea in star Margot Robbie‘s head while she was originating her breakout character Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Since director Cathy Yan came to Kroll and fellow producer Bryan Unkeless with a vision of a wild, bombastic, and unabashedly fun girl gang movie. “There was something very raw about it, very visceral,” Kroll said of the sizzle reel that Yan showed to her and Unkeless. That visceral tone was...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Chad, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, Harley, Margot, Cass, Cathy, Yan, Sue Kroll

‘Birds of Prey’ Producer Shuts Down One ‘Asinine’ Criticism

Sue Kroll talks about secrets from the film and why it's easier to break faces in pants.
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Birds of Prey's Sue Kroll on Why DC Moved to Standalone Movies, and the Vital Role of Margot Robbie

After years of attempting to chase after the successes of Marvel Studios with an all-in, all-connected cinematic universe, at this point it seems Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are willing to admit the rush to an interconnected movie slate was not its particular strength. But in acknowledging that, the studio has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Exclusive, Margot Robbie, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Sue Kroll

Black Mask and Victor Zsasz’s Relationship in ‘Birds of Prey’ is About Obsession and “Control”

Black Mask and Victor Zsasz are a dynamic duo — in more ways than one. Unlike many mob boss-henchman relationships, Ewan McGregor‘s Roman Sionus, aka Black Mask, and Chris Messina‘s Zsasz, a serial killer with a penchant for face-peeling, are utterly devoted to each other. The pair are rarely seen without each other in Birds of Prey, and seem to have a secret language between the two of them that only they understand. Zsasz becomes violently defensive of his boss whenever he perceives any kind ...
Tags: London, Movies, Gotham, Birds Of Prey, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, McGregor, Messina, Sue Kroll, Chris Messina, Kroll, Comic Book/Superhero, Featured Stories Sidebar, Black Mask, Victor Zsasz, Zsasz

How Birds of Prey Stands Out in DC's Post-Wonder Woman World

Margot Robbie has been hoping to get a movie like Birds of Prey on screen for years—and this Friday, that dream will finally be achieved. But in the time since Birds of Prey first became an idea over at DC, the superhero cinema landscape has slowly but surely begun to change. From Wonder Woman to Captain Marvel,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Wonder Woman, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Exclusive, Margot Robbie, DC Entertainment, Sue Kroll

Jurnee Smollett-Bell Made Sure a Black Hairstylist Was on Set For Birds of Prey

Jurnee Smollett-Bell's relationship with her Birds of Prey costar Margot Robbie goes far beyond their work together on screen. The actress recently sat down with BUILD, where she briefly opened up about how producer and actress Robbie helped advocate for her during production when she stressed the importance of hiring a Black hairstylist for her character, Black Canary, who's known for having blond hair. "In preproduction when we were creating a look for the hair, for me it was very importan...
Tags: Beauty, Black Canary, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Janelle Monae, Black Women, Margot, Robbie, Sue Kroll, Beauty News, Celebrity Hair, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Nikki Nelms, Jurnee Smollett, Smollett Bell, Yara Shahidi Zoë Kravitz

Why ‘Birds of Prey’ Took Creative Liberties With Its Comic Book Characters

With every comic book movie comes legions of comic book fans who grumble that the costume doesn’t look at all like the one on the page. Birds of Prey has received plenty of that criticism — not only are the central members of the all-female Gotham team very different from the comics, the movie revolves around Harley Quinn, a longtime Batman villain who has never been associated with the Birds of Prey on the page. But “the desire was to create characters that worked for the screen,” producer Sue...
Tags: London, Movies, Features, Gotham, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Ralph Fiennes, Rosie Perez, Natalie Portman, Warner Brothers, Schindler, Margot, Cassandra, Messina

‘Birds of Prey’ Soundtrack Trailer Includes New Movie Footage and Some Real Bangers

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is hitting theaters next month, continuing the story of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Once the Clown Princess of Crime, the Suicide Squad character has cut ties with the Joker, and it somehow may have made her even crazier. But it’s all good, because she has a new girl gang to keep her company and deal with Ewan McGregor as the latest dude to give her troubles. And based on the recently released Birds of Prey soundtrack traile...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, Harley, David Ayer, Don, Robbie, Sue Kroll, Comic Book/Superhero, Soundtracks

‘City of Girls’ Film Adaptation in Works From Producer Sue Kroll

Sue Kroll will produce a film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel, “City of Girls.” Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the big-screen rights to the book, which Kroll will produce through her Kroll & Co. Entertainment banner. Emmy-nominated writer Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”) will pen the screenplay. “City of Girls” unspools in 1940s NYC, following artists, showgirls, and theater barons […]
Tags: News, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sue Kroll, Kroll, Michelle Ashford, Kroll Co Entertainment, City of Girls, Girls Warner Bros Pictures

Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘City of Girls’ Film Adaptation in Works From Producer Sue Kroll

Sue Kroll will produce a film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel, “City of Girls.” Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the big-screen rights to the book, which Kroll will produce through her Kroll & Co. Entertainment banner. Emmy-nominated writer Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”) will pen the screenplay. “City of Girls” unspools in 1940s NYC, following artists, showgirls, and theater barons […]
Tags: News, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sue Kroll, Kroll, Michelle Ashford, Kroll Co Entertainment, City of Girls, Girls Warner Bros Pictures

A-List Producers, Executives Pledge to Mentor Women Directors With ReFrame Rise (EXCLUSIVE)

A group of A-list producers and executives are combating Hollywood gender inequality in a pledge to mentor women directors in the middle of their careers. That’s a time when, at least one prominent study suggests, they disappear from show business entirely. ReFrame Rise, an initiative of ReFrame, the parity organization run by Women in Film […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Paul Feig, Sue Kroll, Michael De Luca, Stephanie Allain, Reframe, ReFrame Rise

The Goldfinch Trailer: Ansel Elgort Leads Star-Studded Adaptation

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Goldfinch trailer: Ansel Elgort leads star-studded adaptation Roadshow Films has released the first The Goldfinch trailer for the upcoming drama based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Also a recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, watch the story come to life in the trailer below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[]...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Brooklyn, Oscar, Donna Tartt, Ny, Sarah Paulson, Roadshow Films, Jeffrey Wright, Theodore, Decker, Boris, Larry, Warner Bros Pictures

The Goldfinch Movie Poster Tells the Story of a Stolen Life

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Goldfinch movie poster tells the story of a stolen life Fandango has released a new The Goldfinch movie poster, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Donna Tartt. Promising to tell the story of a stolen life, you can check out the full poster now in the gallery below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push...
Tags: UK, Movies, Brooklyn, Warner Bros, Donna Tartt, Ny, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright, Fandango, Theodore, Decker, Boris, Larry, Warner Bros Pictures, Amazon Studios, Roger Deakins

The ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Movie is Back on With ‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight

Warner Bros. is putting its money on Travis Knight, the director of the surprise critical success Bumblebee, to helm its reboot The Six Billion Dollar Man. The Laika chief has been tapped as the new Six Billion Dollar Man director, replacing Damian Szifron after the project was picked up by Warner Bros. from the Weinstein Co. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star in the feature adaptation of beloved 1970s TV series. Hollywood is abuzz over Travis Knight following his success at revitalizing the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Six Billion Dollar Man, Harvey Weinstein, Mark-Wahlberg, Jim Carrey, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Remakes, Kevin Smith, Richard Anderson, Travis, Steve Austin, Sue Kroll, Weinstein Co

Warner Bros., Kroll & Co. Acquire Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad

Warner Bros., Kroll & Co. acquire Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad Warner Bros. Pictures and Sue Kroll’s Kroll & Co Entertainment have acquired the rights to Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad, the author’s debut thriller, Deadline has confirmed. Kroll is set to produce the movie, and the U.S. publication date of the novel is set for March 2019. Beautiful Bad tells the story of a thrilling romance and destructive friendship between Maddie, Ian, and Jo from The Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and ult...
Tags: Movies, Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Manhattan, Lady Gaga, Annie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Balkans, Jo, Ian, Sue Kroll, Kroll, Movie News, Warner Bros. Pictures

Gal Gadot Joins Red Notice Alongside Dwayne Johnson

Gal Gadot joins Red Notice alongside Dwayne Johnson Deadline has reported that Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) has joined Dwayne Johnson (Rampage, Skyscraper) in the action-comedy Red Notice. Universal Pictures won the rights to the project after a high profile bidding war for the film that included major players like Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony, and even Netflix. Gadot previously starred alongside Johnson in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7. In the film, global superstar Dwayne Johnson r...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Johnson, Interpol, Universal Pictures, Gal Gadot, Sue Kroll, Thurber, Central Intelligence, Patty Jenkins, ComingSoon, Movie News, Gadot, Red Notice, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Hiram Garcia

WB Acquires Jonathan Lethem’s New Novel The Feral Detective

WB acquires Jonathan Lethem’s new novel The Feral Detective Kroll & Co. Entertainment, the recently launched production company of producer Sue Kroll, has acquired the rights to Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, The Feral Detective, through her exclusive deal at Warner Bros. Pictures. The highly anticipated novel — Lethem’s first detective story since his New York Times bestseller Motherless Brooklyn — sold to Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, and will be published in November 2018. The Feral Det...
Tags: Movies, California, Politico, America, New York Times, Charles, Harpercollins, Edward Norton, Fidel Castro, Alec Baldwin, Gal Gadot, Jonathan, Warner Bros Pictures, Phoebe, WB, Sue Kroll

Gal Gadot Producing, Possibly Starring in Fidel Castro Journalism Drama

Wonder Woman may be headed to Cuba. Gal Gadot is on broad to produce and possibly star in a movie based on Peter Kornbluh’s Politico article “‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro.” Warner Bros. has acquired movie rights for Sue Kroll on behalf of Kroll & Co. Entertainment through her exclusive […]
Tags: News, Abc, Fidel Castro, Gal Gadot, Sue Kroll, Kroll, Peter Kornbluh, Kroll Co Entertainment, Fidel Castro Journalism Drama, Cuba Gal Gadot, Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro Warner Bros

Steven Spielberg To Produce And Possibly Direct DC Comics Adaptation ‘Blackhawk’

Steven Spielberg wants in on that sweet superhero action. Spielberg will produce a Blackhawk film for Warner Bros., adapted from the DC comics character. More on the Blackhawk movie below. Following on the heels of Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment are reuniting with Warner Bros. for the DC comics adaptation Blackhawk. The film is based on a character created in the 1940s. Per Wikipedia, “Led by a mysterious man known as Blackhawk, the Blackhawks (or more formally, ...
Tags: Movies, Wikipedia, Adaptation, Dc, Warner Bros, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Blackhawks, West Side Story, Sue Kroll, MCU, BLACKHAWK, Grumman, David-Koepp

Steven Spielberg is Set to Take on Blackhawk!

Steven Spielberg is set to take on Blackhawk! On the heels of their successful collaboration on Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment are again teaming with Warner Bros. Pictures to produce the action adventure Blackhawk, with an eye to Spielberg directing the film. Based on the classic DC property, the project will mark the filmmaker’s first feature centered around characters from DC. The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Grou...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, West Side, Warner Bros Pictures, Emmerich, Sue Kroll, David Koepp, Toby Emmerich, Kristie Macosko Krieger, ComingSoon, Movie News, Warner Bros Entertainment Company, Dc Films

Cathy Yan to Direct Harley Quinn Spinoff Starring Margot Robbie

Cathy Yan has been tapped to direct a spinoff based on crazed supervillain Harley Quinn.The movie will be based on the “Birds of Prey” comic with Margot Robbie attached to star. Robbie’s LuckyChap is producing with Sue Kroll and her Kroll & Co Entertainment, along with Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures. Yan will be the […]
Tags: News, Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie, Robbie, Yan, Sue Kroll, Bryan Unkeless, Cathy Yan, LuckyChap, Kroll Co Entertainment

Warner Bros. Executive Launches New Production Company at Studio

Warner Bros. executive launches new production company at studio Sue Kroll, who has been labelled by many as one of the most prolific studio executives in Hollywood, has just announced that she will be trying her hand at running a production company with the announcement of the launch of her new venture Kroll & Co. Entertainment. Kroll, who is the former president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, will be launching her company through the major Hollywood studio lot in Burb...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Movies, Sandra Bullock, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Bullock, Sue Kroll, Wahlberg, Kroll, ComingSoon, Movie News, Kroll Co Entertainment Kroll, Warner Bros Worldwide Marketing and Distribution

Warner Bros. Alum Sue Kroll to Launch Production Company With ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’

Longtime Warner Bros. executive Sue Kroll is launching her own production company, Kroll & Co. Entertainment, on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. Kroll, who exited her post as president of worldwide marketing and distribution in January, on Wednesday unveiled her slate, which includes the sci-fi thriller “Nemesis,” with producers Ridley Scott and Jules […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Jules, Burbank, Sue Kroll, Kroll Co Entertainment, Warner Bros Alum Sue Kroll, Calif Kroll

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios Start Filming The Goldfinch

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios start filming The Goldfinch Principal photography begins today on The Goldfinch, Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios’ highly-anticipated film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The drama is being directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (Brooklyn) and features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) as...
Tags: Movies, Ansel Elgort, Brooklyn, Nicole Kidman, Warner Bros, Donna Tartt, Ny, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright, Theodore, Decker, Boris, Larry, Warner Bros Pictures, Amazon Studios, Roger Deakins

As AT&T Merger Looms, Warner Bros. Revamps Its Film Ranks

There’s been a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at Warner Bros. movie studio over the past month. This week, in a major management shift, Toby Emmerich was put in charge of all film operations with expanded duties, and the studio’s veteran worldwide marketing and distribution chief Sue Kroll was moved out of her role into […]
Tags: News, AT&T, Warner Bros, Sue Kroll, Toby Emmerich, T Merger Looms Warner Bros

Warner Bros. Shake-Up: Toby Emmerich Named Film Chairman, Sue Kroll Out

Warner Bros. is shaking up its film studio. As part of a major reorganization, Toby Emmerich is being promoted to chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, while Sue Kroll, the president of worldwide marketing and distribution, is relinquishing her role for a three-year producer deal on the Burbank lot. Kroll has been with the studio […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Sue Kroll, Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros Pictures Group, Burbank lot Kroll

Clint Eastwood’s ’15:17 to Paris’ Gets February Release

Warner Bros. has given a Feb. 9, 2018, worldwide release date to Clint Eastwood’s drama “The 15:17 to Paris,” which centers on the heroes who derailed a 2015 terrorist attack during a highspeed train ride. Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said, “Clint Eastwood is one of our most prolific and enduring filmmakers […]
Tags: Paris, Clint Eastwood, Box Office, Warner Bros, Sue Kroll, 15:17 to Paris

Studios Raise the Awards Stakes With Quality Movies

A funny thing happened on the way to major studios’ predicted demise: They started making some excellent movies. Whether through serendipity or survival instinct, studios have already managed to release more than a dozen major Oscar contenders, and 2017 is far from over. It’s still early, and usually coming up with lists only makes trouble, […]
Tags: Features, Wonder Woman, Contenders, Sue Kroll

Christopher Nolan Rejects Early VOD Minutes After WB Exec Talks It Up at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS — Warner Bros. addressed the elephant in the room during its presentation to theater owners at CinemaCon, which made for an uneasy few minutes Wednesday afternoon. Moments after worldwide Marketing and Distribution President Sue Kroll made a pitch for shortening the amount of time between a film’s theatrical debut and its premiere on... Read more »
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Sue Kroll Honored as Humanitarian of the Year by Venice Family Clinic

Sue Kroll, the president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Venice Family Clinic at the Silver Circle Gala Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton. “At Warner Bros., as you know, I deal with a lot of different superheroes,” Kroll said upon accepting her award.... Read more »
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