Leslie Grace to Star as Title Character in Warner Bros. & DC Films’ “Batgirl”

Leslie Grace is the (bat)girl of the hour…

The 26-year-old Dominican American actress and Latin Grammy-nominated singer has been cast as Barbara Gordon in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Batgirl.

Leslie Grace

The decision was made after testing actresses this week.

The studio was already extremely interested in the rising Afro-Latina star following her breakout role in In the Heights, and sources say her audition sealed the deal as the choice.

The studio had no comment.

The film will bow on HBO Max, marking one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the streamer. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film from a script by Christina Hodson.

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.

Grace was among a final group of actresses being tested for the role that included Isabella MercedZoey Deutch and Haley Lu Richardson.

HBO Max Releases Trailer for Barbie Ferriera’s Original Film “Unpregnant”

Barbie Ferriera is hittin’ the road…

HBO Max has released the first trailer for the streamer’s original film Unpregnant, starring the 23-year-old Brazilian American actress and plus-size model.

Barbie Ferriera

The film centers on two teenage girls going on a road trip from Missouri to New Mexico in order to get one of them an abortion without her parents’ and boyfriend’s knowledge.

The movie stars Haley Lu Richardson as ambitious 17-year-old Veronica, who gets pregnant, and then recruits estranged friend Bailey (Ferriera) to drive her in a stolen Trans-Am to get the procedure she needs.

The film is directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg, who also wrote the film with the authors of the 2019 novel it’s based on, Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan, plus Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and William Parker.

Ferriera’s other credits include Vice’s How to Behave, as well as HBO’s Divorce and Euphoria.

Barbie Ferreira to Star in the HBO Max Film “UNPregnant”

Barbie Ferreirais reporting for BFF duty…

 The 22-year-old Brazilian American actress and model will star in HBO MAX’s adaptation of Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan’s novel UNPregnant.

Barbie Ferreira

Ferreira will star opposite Haley Lu Richardson in the film, which will be directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

UNpregnant tells the story of 17-year-old Veronica (Richardson), who never thought she’d want to fail a test—that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This tough and never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 900+ mile road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend Bailey (Ferreira), where they discover that one of the most important factors in your life is who your friends are.

The film hails from Erik Feig’s Picturestart and Greg Berlanti Productions.

Ferreira most recently starred on HBO’s Zendaya-led drama series Euphoria, as well as appearances on Divorce.

Ferreira starred in the Vice series How to Behave, about etiquette, which earned her a Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. She also starred in the Teen Vogue web series Body Party, about body positivity.