Leslie Grace Cast as Batgirl in BATGIRL

US singer-songwriter Leslie Grace attends the opening night premiere of "In The Heights" during 2021 Tribeca Festival at United Palace Theater in New York, NY, June 09, 2021. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Per DEADLINE, Leslie Grace has been cast as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the upcoming HBO Max film, BATGIRL.

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BATGIRL isn’t my thing, but of course, I’m not part of the target audience or demographic WB/HBOM is going for anyway.  Regardless, I hope it’s good and does well.  Clearly, they are going after a younger/female audience and that’s MORE than OK.  Any conduit into the world of DC Comics and Batman is more than welcome.

Stay tuned to BOF for our coverage of BATGIRL. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

(Thanks to BOF’er @HarlowC for the heads up!)