EXCLUSIVE: Bad Boys for Life breakout Jacob Scipio is set to join Leslie Grace in Warner Bros and DC Films’ Batgirl. J.K. Simmons is also on board to reprise his role of Commissioner Gordon, and Grace recently landed the role of Barbara Gordon. Scipio’s Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are helming.
The film will bow on HBO Max, marking one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the streamer. Christina Hodson penned the script with Kristin Burr producing.
While plot details are under wraps, it is known that Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, will be the character behind the cape in this version. Gordon is the most established version of the Batgirl character and was first introduced in 1961 as Betty Kane. Details behind who Scipio is playing are also unknown.
After making the turn as the main baddie in Bad Boys for Life, Scipio will follow that up with a fun role opposite Sylvester Stallone the next Expendables playing Antonio Banderas’ son. He recently wrapped shooting the highly anticipated Pieces of Her Opposite Toni collete for Netflix and he also has Waldo with Mel Gibson and Charlie Hunam coming out and also has The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. He is repped by ICM Partners, Luber Roklin and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
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