The starring role of ‘Batgirl’ has become one of the most requested these days, as Numerous actresses have been considered in the past week to play this DC superhero that responds to the name of Barbara Gordon. Today, as Deadline reports, we have finally been able to know who has finally been chosen to embody this highly demanded role.
The selected actress has been the young Leslie Grace, who we have recently seen as one of the protagonists of the film ‘In a New York neighborhood’, becoming a true revelation in which it is her first role as a performer. However, this will not be the only one since the film based on the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda has been a real letter of introduction for the Latin actress and singer who has made many discover her talent, finally prompting her to get this role in the next DC movie.
There are sources who claim that her audition for this role of Barbara Gordon was what sealed the deal in a definitive way and that there was apparently no question that Leslie Grace should be the one to get this role Finally. Grace, who had focused her career mainly on the world of music, has managed to prevail over other options that were contemplated to embody this Batgirl, such as Zoey Deutch (‘The Politician’), Haley Lu Richardson (‘Two meters of you ‘) or Isabela Merced (‘ Dora and the lost city ‘)
First details of the film
Although Warner has not yet officially ruled on the matter, we know that this next movie will land exclusively on HBO Max in United States. In this way, it thus becomes the first major DC production that would premiere directly on the streaming platform without going through theaters.
Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah to direct the film, after being previously in charge of directing together ‘Bad Boys For Life’, released last year. The script will be written by Christina Hodson, screenwriter of ‘Birds of Prey (and the fabulous emancipation of Harley Quinn)’, who has also been responsible for writing another of DC’s upcoming projects such as ‘The Flash’.
While waiting to know the official plot of this next film, we can say that the character of Barbara Gordon is not unknown to fans of comics. We know that she is the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and that this time it will be the one who hides behind the Batgirl cape, a character who appeared in the cartoons for the first time in 1961 and who will soon play the young Leslie Grace.