‘In the Heights’ actor Leslie Grace to star as lead in DC’s ‘Batgirl’ movie

DC has discovered its latest superhero! ‘In the Heights’ star Leslie Grace has been forged as Barbara Gordon in ‘Batgirl’, the upcoming HBO Max superhero movie. As per Variety, in securing the lead position, Grace beat out a number of formidable contenders, together with ‘Five Feet Apart’ actor Haley Lu Richardson, ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ star Isabela Merced and ‘Set It Up’ actor Zoey Deutch.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the filmmaking duo behind ‘Bad Boys for Life’, will be directing ‘Batgirl’. Christina Hodson, extensively recognized for ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘Bumblebee’ and ‘The Flash’, is writing the screenplay.

Filming of the upcoming venture is predicted to start someday in November. Though the character of Batgirl was first launched within the comedian books again in 1961 underneath the identify Betty Kane, probably the most well-known model of Batgirl is Barbara, the daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon.

The well-liked position has additionally been performed by a number of other actors together with Alicia Silverstone within the 1997 movie ‘Batman and Robin’ and Yvonne Craig within the TV present that aired within the Nineteen Sixties. ‘In the Heights’, tailored from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage musical of the identical identify, was Grace’s first movie.

In the movie, which debuted in theatres and on HBO Max in June, Grace portrayed the whip-smart Nina Rosario alongside a forged that included Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera and Corey Hawkins.

Grace has made a reputation for herself as a singer and songwriter, releasing two studio albums and receiving three Latin Grammy nominations. Now, the actor is main a comic book e book adaptation, Hollywood’s holy grail. ‘Batgirl’ does not have a launch date but, however Warners has beforehand indicated it will doubtless bow on HBO Max in 2023.

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