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‘Batgirl’: Ivory Aquino To Play Alysia Yeoh, First Trans Character In A Live-Action DC Film

EXCLUSIVE: Ivory Aquino (When They Sight Us, Tales of the City) has joined the solid of Batgirl, the upcoming superhero movie that Sinister Boys for Life‘s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing for HBO Max.

Aquino will enormous name alongside beforehand presented solid individuals including Leslie Grace, J.K. Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton and Jacob Scipio.

Batgirl is per the DC comics created by creator Gail Simone and artist Ardian Syaf. While specifics with regard to the movie’s problem are being saved below wraps, this is in a position to perchance well heart on Gotham City police commissioner Jim Gordon’s (Simmons) daughter, Barbara (Grace). Aquino will play Barbara’s simplest generous friend, bartender Alysia Yeoh—the first predominant transgender persona ever to seem in a reside-motion movie adaptation of DC comics.

Fraser is portraying the villain Firefly, as beforehand presented, with Keaton reprising his role as Batman from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie of the identical name and his 1992 insist-up Batman Returns. Particulars with regard to the role Scipio is playing haven’t been offered. Kristin Burr is producing the movie scripted by Christina Hodson.

Aquino is simplest identified for turns within the Netflix series When They Sight Us and Tales of the City, and in ABC’s When We Rise. She’s also featured in series including Blue Bloods, FBI: Most Wanted, Unique Amsterdam and Excessive Maintenance, as well to Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca and utterly different movies.

The actress is represented by A3 Artists Agency, Alternate Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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