Leslie Grace is heading from Washington Heights to Gotham Metropolis. The “Within the Heights” breakout has been tapped to steer Warner Bros. and DC Movies’ “Batgirl,” Deadline studies. The studio has but to touch upon the casting.
The supply notes that the “studio was already tremendous excessive on the rising Afro-Latina star” following her efficiency in ‘Within the Heights,’” and “sources say her audition sealed the deal as the selection.”
“Batgirl” will debut on HBO Max. Christina Hodson, whose credit embody “Birds of Prey” and “Bumblebee,” is penning the script. “Dangerous Boys for Life” helmers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct.
Plot particulars haven’t been revealed, however “Batgirl” will give attention to Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon.
Alicia Silverstone and Yvonne Craig are amongst those that have portrayed Batgirl on the large display screen. The previous performed the long-lasting character in 1997’s “Batman & Robin” and the latter in “Batman,” ABC’s live-action collection that aired within the ’60s.
“I need to proceed to make initiatives like [‘In the Heights’], be part of initiatives like this…irrespective of how massive or small. We hope that by individuals seeing this movie, Hollywood is impressed to make extra Latinx movies like this,” Grace informed Cosmopolitan. “My sueñito is to proceed to try this whether or not it’s in music, or in movie, or another mission that I connect myself to. My dream is that I can proceed to inform purposeful tales. Yeah, I need to make extra music and have individuals get pleasure from it, make extra movies…attain sure heights. However primarily I simply need to make stuff that reaches individuals and makes them really feel like they’re not alone.”