The Batgirl movie in development at HBO Max is starting to screen test for the titular character which includes four names in the running.
It’s revealed Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace, and Haley Lu Richardson are testing for the role of Batgirl Barbara Gordon, though it is said Richardson might have already bowed out.
Update: Leslie Grace will play Batgirl.
Isabella Merced is known for Transformers: The Last Knight, Zoey Deutch is known for The Politician TV series, Leslie Grace is known for In the Heights, and Haley Lu Richardson is known for Jane the Virgin.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing the movie from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Birds of Prey), with Kristin Burr (Cruella) producing.
The talent expected to test for Batgirl includes Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch and Leslie Grace
We also have heard Haley Lu Richardson’s name, but she might have bowed out before the test process https://t.co/zJeMnYWZcq
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DC Comics describes Batgirl as:
Barbara Gordon redefined what it meant to be a self-made hero when she crafted her own costume and joined Batman’s crusade right under her father’s nose.
The mean streets of Gotham City have a number of guardian angels watching over them. And one of the first—the young woman who turned the Dynamic Duo into the Batman family—was Batgirl. Barbara Gordon has always existed between two worlds: her life at home as the only daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon and her life swinging from gargoyles as an associate of the Dark Knight and a founding member of the Birds of Prey.
Though the two halves of her life don’t always mesh, she stays true to the things she believes in. 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.