The cast of Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman continues to grow.
According to Collider, recent Juilliard graduate Jayme Lawson has been cast in an unknown but "notable" role. Lawson will join an already stacked cast that includes Robert Pattinson in the title role, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Additionally, Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks to play The Penguin while Andy Serkis is being courted for the role of Alfred Pennyworth. The story is under wraps, but the 2021 film will serve as a soft-reboot for the Caped Crusader, who last appeared in 2017's Justice League, portrayed by Ben Affleck.
During her time in college, Lawson performed in various classical productions, including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She is currently performing as "Lady in Red" in the Public Theater's acclaimed production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. In addition to Juilliard, Lawson is also a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. Despite signing with United Talent Agency after graduating from Julliard, she is so new to the scene that she doesn't appear on IMDb yet. However, this will surely change when she graces the screen in Matt Reeves' film.
Starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. While casting is still underway, the film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.
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