The Matrix’s Jada Pinkett Smith will co-star opposite Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue in Fox‘s Batman prequel drama Gotham, which has a series commitment. Based on DC characters from the Batman universe, Gotham explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (McKenzie) as an idealistic rookie detective in Gotham City, along with Bruce Wayne and the villains who made Gotham City famous. Smith will play Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed. Pinkett Smith, who started in television on the NBC comedy A Different World, also toplined and executive produced the TNT drama Hawthorne. Repped by Paradigm and attorney Jason Sloane, she is executive producing The Queen Latifah Show and works as an activist against human trafficking.
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