26-year-old singer and actress Leslie Grace becomes “Batgirl”. With this, a young star grabbed the role of superhero.

Los Angeles (AP) – Leslie Grace, who recently made her first movie with the musical “In the Heights”, has now been given the title “Batgirl”.

The 26-year-old New York singer and actress, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic, has won against other activists such as Zoey Deutch and Isabela Merced, as reported by the trade magazine “Variety”. You couldn’t believe it at all playing the Batgirl character Barbara Gordon, Grace said happily on Twitter. ” I’ll do my best ! »Promised the young star.

The superhero film is directed by Belgian director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (“Bad Boys for Life”). Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee”, “Birds of Prey”) provides the script. Filming is scheduled to begin in November.

The character of Batgirl first appeared in comics in the 1960s. The story of the fictional superhero revolves around Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner James Gordon, Police Commissioner of Gotham City. Alicia Silverstone had a small role of Batgirl in “Batman & Robin” in 1997 alongside Batman actor George Clooney. After many bat movies, Batgirl is now receiving her first independent film.