DC and Warner Bros. have finally found their Barbara Gordon. According to The Wrap, In the Heights star, Leslie Grace has been cast as Batgirl in the upcoming HBO Max film.
First appearing in Detective Comics #359, Barabra Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon and a prominent member of the batfamily. She fought alongside Batman and co. for years as Batgirl, until the Joker severely injured her spine, making her a paraplegic and forcing her to fight crime a different way. Known as Oracle, Gordon provided intelligence and computer hacking services to assist her fellow superheroes, eventually becoming a founding member of the Birds of Prey.
Monday, a shortlist of actresses for the role was released. Haley Lu Richardson and Grace were reportedly the top two contenders, but it appears the latter has earned the role.
Grace recently had her breakout role in Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. In addition to acting, the star is also well known for her music and has even received three Latin Grammy Award nominations.
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