Earlier this week, reports were surfacing that casting for the upcoming Batgirl film was commencing. A few of the potential names that were tossed around to portray the popular superheroine were Isabela Merced, Haley Lu Richardson, and Zoey Deutch.
But there was one other name that was in the ring that just today ended up actually securing the spot – In the Heights star Leslie Grace. Grace will portray Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in an upcoming film set within the DC Universe.
The project is set to be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously helmed Bad Boys For Life in 2020, with a script from Birds of Prey and The Flash screenwriter Christina Hodson. Kristin Burr will produce.
The Batgirl film has been in development for several years, with Joss Whedon signing a deal to write and direct in 2017, and dropping out a year later.
Batgirl does not have a release date, but Warner Bros. has previously indicated it will likely release on HBO Max in 2023.
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