Twelve-year-old David Mazouz, who played the young lead opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Touch, is taking on a lead role in another Fox drama series, the Batman prequel Gotham. He will play the iconic comic book character of Bruce Wayne who will grow up to become the Caped Crusader. Also cast in the project, based on DC characters from the Batman universe, is newcomer Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle and future Catwoman. Gotham explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as an idealistic rookie detective in Gotham City, along with Wayne and the villains who made Gotham City famous. The preteen Wayne is sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents and relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and Gordon.
Mazouz’s casting stems from a talent deal Fox inked with him following Touch‘s cancellation in May after two seasons. He was an early choice of WBTV for the role, and the studio stuck with him throughout the casting process. Rounding out the regular cast of Gotham is Bicondova as Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan, skilled street thief and pickpocket who is dangerous when cornered. Its hard not to notice the resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer, probably the most memorable screen Catwoman. Mazouz is with Paradigm, Intellectual Artists Management and Jackoway Tyerman; Bicondova with LB Talent Agency, Williams Unlimited and Mitch Smelkinson.