“In the Heights” star Leslie Grace has officially been cast in the lead role of Barbara Gordon in the upcoming “Batgirl” movie for HBO Max.
Grace beat out several contenders including Haley Lu Richardson, Isabela Merced and Zoey Deutch to secure the role.
The story will center on Barbara, Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter, who becomes the Gotham City crime-fighting Batgirl.
“Bad Boys for Life” helmers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the feature based on a script by Christina Hodson.
The project will mark the first DC film adaptation to directly premiere on HBO Max.