Afro-Latin stars are on the rise. For her success with In the Heights, African-Latin American actress Leslie Grace has now been named a superhero at DC’s Warner Bros. and HBO’s upcoming Batgirl Max.
According to Deadline, the new film will feature Grace as Commissioner Gordon’s daughter, Barbara Gordon, who will wear the hood for this iteration. He was assisted by Adil El Arbi and Bilal Falah as co-directors, with Christina Hodson as screenwriter and Christine Burr as producer. The project will debut exclusively on HBO Max, making it one of the first DC properties to do so. At this point, plot details are scarce, but reports suggest it will likely premiere in 2023.
“With Batgirl, we hope to take viewers on a fun walk and see a different side of Gotham,” Burr said earlier this year. “Christina’s script is heartbreaking. Adil and Bilal have a contagious, happy energy that makes them the perfect directors for this Bat project. And I’m mentally part of the DC Universe now, which is great.”
DC and Grace fans should look for further updates. Elsewhere in the entertainment industry, mental illness, and the spiritual love triangle between his wife, Nelly, and one of the richest women in the world, Nika Rothschild. Michaela Coel has joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Tinashe is preparing for Cribs’ return to MTV to expand her coveted place in swimwear. I am esteemed to be the first to tell this important story in such an epic way.”