In the Heights Star Leslie Grace Is Set to Don the Batgirl Cape in HBO Max’s New Film

In the Heights Star Leslie Grace Is Set to Don the Batgirl Cape in HBO Max's New Film

The search for HBO Max’s Batgirl is officially over! On Wednesday, Deadline announced that In the Heights actress Leslie Grace will be playing the superhero in the upcoming film. It was previously revealed that top contenders for the role included Grace, Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, and Haley Lu Richardson. Batgirl was first announced back in 2017, but the film has since brought on a brand-new production team. The film will now be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, with Christina Hodson set to write the screenplay. Though details about the film — including a release date — are still scarce at the moment, we do know that it will revolve around Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. We cannot wait to see Grace don the Batgirl cape!

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