‘In the Heights’ star, Leslie Grace has joined the cast of HBO Max’s superhero movie ‘Batgirl.’
Grace will take on the role of Barbara Gordon, the film will centre on Barbara, Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter, who becomes the Gotham City crime-fighting Batgirl.
‘Five Feet Apart’ actress Haley Lu Richardson, ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ star Isabela Merced and ‘Set It Up’s’ Zoey Deutch were all said to be in contention for the role before Grace ultimate took the spot.
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah take on directing duties while Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee,” “The Flash”) is writing the screenplay. Production is due to commence in November. A release date has yet to be scheduled.
A relative newcomer, Grace’s first role was in John M. Chu’s ‘In The Heights’, she played the role of Nina Rosario alongside a cast that included Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera and Corey Hawkins.