After it was known that the candidate actresses to win the title role of the film “Batgirl” were reduced to three, it becomes official that the Actress Leslie Grace is chosen by the studio to be Barbara Gordon. The roster of candidates for the role also included Zoey Deutch, Isabella Merced and Haley Lu Richardson.
Media such as Deadline or The Wrap give the news of the incorporation of this actress and singer known in the world of acting essentially for “In the Heights.” Many already emphasize that she is the third Dominican-American to join one of DC’s future projects, the others are Sasha Calle as Supergirl in “The Flash” and Rachel Zegler in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods ”.
At the moment there are no details about the plot of the film but it is confirmed that Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, will be the character behind the cape in this version. It is also known that Commissioner Gordon will be there as there was a casting underway to find an actor, thus ruling out the possibility that it could be Jeffrey Wright, who will play him in the movie “The Batman.” The villain Firefly is also said to appear. Grace is at the moment the only known name of the cast.
The film will premiere on HBO Max, being one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the streaming platform. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film from a script by Christina Hodson. The studio has not yet announced its release date.
Via information | Deadline | The Wrap