Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Adds Jayme Lawson to Cast in Unknown Role

Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE: According to i09, Jayme Lawson will play Bella, a grassroots political candidate running for office in Gotham.

According to Collider, the long-gestating ‘Batman’ solo film now has newcomer Jayme Lawson onboard the cast. However, her role is unknown, but the best guesses are either Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, or Holly Robinson, the second Catwoman mentored by Selina Kyle.

Moreover, the rest of the cast and their roles are below:

  • Robert Pattinson (‘Good Time,’ ‘The Lighthouse’) as Batman.
  • Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld,’ ‘The Laundromat’) as Commissioner Gordon.
  • Zoë Kravitz (‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘Big Little Lies’) as Catwoman.
  • Paul Dano (’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Prisoners’) as Edward Nashton, aka The Riddler.

‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Andy Serkis is eyed for Alfred Pennyworth, while Colin Farrell (‘The Lobster,’ ‘Widows’) is in talks for The Penguin.

Meanwhile, Reeves serves as both director and co-writer, with scribe Mattson Tomlin penning the screenplay with him. Tomlin wrote the upcoming Netflix film ‘Power,’ from directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Additionally, the film will feature a rogues gallery of villains. Characters that will be featured alongside The Riddler, Catwoman, and The Penguin include Firefly, Two-Face, and Mad Hatter. The casting for Two-Face, aka Harvey Dent, will be quite soon.

The crew, so far, comprises of:

  • Cinematographer Greig Fraser (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Vice’)
  • Composer Michael Giacchino (‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’)
  • Costume designer Jacqueline Durran (‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Darkest Hour’)
  • Editor William Hoy (‘300,’ ‘Watchmen’)
  • Production designer James Chinlund (‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Lion King’)
  • Visual effects supervisor Dan Lemmon (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book’)

Also, costume designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’) will be tackling the batsuit.

Further, filming is aiming to begin January 13, 2020 in London, England.

Warner Bros. will release ‘The Batman’ on June 25, 2021.

Source: Collider

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