The cast list for The Batman has added yet another new name to its ranks – this time adding newcomer Jayme Lawson in a mysterious role.
According to Collider, Lawson has landed a role in The Batman. Fresh from Juilliard school and without even an IMDB page to her name, Lawson is the epitome of a newcomer. Though she has a number of theater credits – including Lady Macbeth and the gender-switched lead in Hamlet – The Batman will mark Lawson’s first big-screen role. As such, Lawson’s name will surely become more widely known in the coming months. As of now, however, specific details regarding the name and nature of Lawson’s role – even regarding whether she will be a friend or foe to Batman – is very much being kept under wraps.
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.
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.