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Within the Heights’ Leslie Grace to play Batgirl in upcoming HBO Max film

Warner Bros. has discovered its Batgirl in Within the Heights star Leslie Grace, in keeping with a report from Deadline. The 26 year-old actress will painting Barbara Gordon and her superhero alter-ego within the upcoming movie for HBO Max.

Whereas we don’t know a lot in regards to the story, we do know that this film will concentrate on the Barbara Gordon model of the character relatively than any of the different Batgirls who’ve taken up the cowl within the comics. Because of this Batgirl would be the daughter (or niece, relying on which a part of continuity you’re drawing from) of police commissioner Jim Gordon, who has not but been forged on this film. Gordon final appeared in a DC Comics film as performed by J.Ok. Simmons in Justice League and is being performed by Jeffrey Wright within the upcoming The Batman.

Whereas we don’t know the plot of the movie, we do know a few of the artistic expertise behind the digital camera. Batgirl shall be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directing duo behind Dangerous Boys for Life. The film shall be written by Cristina Hodson, who additionally wrote Bumblebee, Birds of Prey, and the upcoming The Flash.

Based on a quantity of stories, Grace beat out different actresses together with Isabella Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Faucet), and Haley Lu Richardson (Help the Ladies), however in keeping with Deadline it was her efficiency on this summer time’s musical blockbuster Within the Heights that helped her safe the position.

There’s no phrase but on when Batgirl shall be launched, however when it does it ought to be streaming on HBO Max, relatively than making its option to theaters.

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