Hooray for representation! Deadline reports today that Leslie Grace has been tapped to play Barbara Gordon in the upcoming Warner Bros/DC film Batgirl.
The studio was already super high on the rising star following her breakout role in In the Heights, and sources say her audition sealed the deal as the choice.
While plot details are under wraps, it is known that Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, will be the character behind the cape in this version. Gordon is the most established version of the Batgirl character and was first introduced in 1961 as Betty Kane.
The film will be shown on HBO Max, marking one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the streaming service.