Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ivory Aquino is the latest name to join the cast for the upcoming DC film Batgirl.
Batgirl, whose alias is most generally known to be that of Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon, first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 and has featured over various animated series, as well as live-action form on the small screen through Batman and Birds of Prey, as well as featuring on the big screen in Batman & Robin and recently The LEGO Batman Movie.
The report states that Ivory Aquino (whose credits include When They See Us and Tales From The City) will be playing the role of Barbara Gordon’s best friend, bartender Alysia Yeoh, making her the first transgender character to appear in a live-action film adaptation of DC Comics.
The film will become one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the HBO Max streaming service in the US, with the film written by Christina Hodson, filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directing, and Kristin Burr producing.
Ivory Aquino will join a cast that includes Leslie Grace, J.K Simmons, Jacob Scipio, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai.
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