Actress Leslie Grace has landed the role of Batgirl on the upcoming Batgirl solo film. Leslie Grace is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She starred as Nina Rosario in Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of In the Heights, based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical.
Grace was among a final group of actresses being tested for the role which included Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, and Haley Lu Richardson.
The mean streets of Gotham City have a number of guardian angels watching over them. And one of the first was Batgirl. A genius-level hacker and information broker, and an expert martial artist, Babs has, like her namesake, proven to be a fierce survivor, and one of Gotham’s most cherished protectors.
Bad Boys for Life’s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be directing the film, with Cruella’s Kristin Burr producing, and Bumblebee and Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson penning the script. The film is currently set to be produced for HBO Max. Joss Whedon was previously on board as writer and director. Whedon came on March 2017 but left in April 2018, at the time saying he failed at cracking the story.