Warner Bros. and DC are officially looking for their Batgirl, with Zoey Deutch and Isabela Merced being among the actresses testing for the coveted role.
Deadline reports that Zoey Deutch (Set It Up), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) and Leslie Grace (In the Heights) are on the list of actresses testing for the role of Batgirl. Haley Lu Richardson, best known for her work in Five Feet Apart and Columbus, is also in the mix, according to TheWrap. Grace and Richardson are said to be the top contenders.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct Batgirl, which is being planned as a movie for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. The two most recently directed the 2020 box office hit Bad Boys for Life and episodes of the upcoming Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel. Christina Hodson, the screenwriter behind Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the script.
The Batgirl movie is expected to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the popular DC Comics heroine. Barbara was last seen in a live-action feature film in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, with Alicia Silverstone playing the character.
More to come…