LOS ANGELES: “When We Rise”actor Ivory Aquino has been roped in to essay the position of Alysia Yeoh in upcoming DC Comic film “Batgirl”.
According to Deadline, Yeoh’s look will mark the primary time a live-action movie adaptation of a DC Comics title that can characteristic an overtly trans character.
The character, which first appeared in a 2011 concern of ‘Batgirl’ written by Gail Simone and penciled by Ardian Sya, is the most effective buddy of the titular superhero aka Barbara Gordon.
The movie, set at HBO Max, additionally options actors Leslie Grace, J.Okay. Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton and Jacob Scipio.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing the film.
Aquino, a transgender in actual life, is finest recognized for her efficiency within the Netflix sequence “When They See Us” and “Tales of the City” in addition to ABC’s “When We Rise”.