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‘Batgirl’ release date: HBO Max to stream film before Leslie Grace turns 28


Leslie Grace was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States to Dominican parents. She will turn 28 six days after New Year’s Day in 2023.

Grace will play Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in the superhero film “Batgirl,” which is expected to premiere on HBO Max in December 2022. Joining her in the cast are Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, J. K. Simmons as James Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Firefly and Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh.

Also in the cast are Ethan Kai, Corey Johnson, Jacob Scipio and Rebecca Front. Their respective roles are yet to be disclosed.


In April 2018, Christina Hodson was hired to write the “Batgirl” screenplay. In December 2020, it was listed as a film that could potentially be released exclusively on HBO Max.

When the film was confirmed to be an HBO Max original in May 2021, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were hired as the directors. On July 21, 2021, Grace was officially cast in the title role.


In October 2021, it was confirmed that Simmons and Fraser will play the title role’s father and the villain, respectively. In September 2021, Natalie Holt announced that she would be composing the score for the film.

On November 30, 2021, principal photography started in Glasgow, Scotland. In December 2021, it was confirmed that Keaton will play Batman but it will be a different version of the character he played in “Batman” in 1989 and in “Batman Returns” in 1992.


“Batgirl” marks Grace’s second film role. The first one was Nina Rosario in “In the Heights,” which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, USA on June 4, 2021.

“In the Heights” hit theaters in the U.S. on June 10, 2021. It was also streamed on HBO Max under a 30-day simultaneous exhibition window.

Years before pursuing a career as an actress, Grace started as a singer. She released her studio albums “Pasión” and “Leslie Grace” in 2009 and in 2013, respectively, and her extended play “Lloviendo Estrellas” in 2015.

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