After testing actresses last week, Warner Bros. and DC Films have tapped Leslie Grace (In the Heights) to play Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in the upcoming Batgirl feature-length film.
Despite facing heavy competition for the role against Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch and Haley Lu Richardson, sources say her audition sealed the deal.
Warner Bros. and DC had no comment. Batgirl is expected to be a HBO Max exclusive film. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct from a script by Christina Hodson.
Plot details are under wraps, so we have no clue if this will be an origin story or if Barbara will already be established as Batgirl. Whatever the case, it looks like Warner Bros. will have to begin casting for another actor to play Batgirl’s father, Commissioner Gordon. Can someone say, “Crisis of Infinite Gordons?”
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