After screen testing multiple actresses, Warner Bros. have found their Batgirl in ‘In The Heights’ star Leslie Grace
Dominica-American actress Leslie Grace who starred in the feature film adaptation of ‘In The Heights’ has been cast as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl in the upcoming HBO Max Original Film. Grace’s casting now marks the third time a Latina actress has been cast in a superhero role in a DC film.
Colombian-American actress Sasha Calle will be portraying Supergirl in the Andy Muschietti directed ‘Flash’ solo film, and Rachel Zegler who is of Colombian and Polish descent has a leading role in ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’. Director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) are set to direct the Batgirl film with a script penned by Christina Hodson whose credits include the upcoming ‘Flash’ film, ‘Birds of Prey’, and ‘Bumblebee’.
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Source: The Wrap
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