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Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah Set to Direct for HBO Max

“Bad Boys for Life” filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct “Batgirl” for HBO Max, in keeping with a person with data of the challenge.

“Birds of Prey” screenwriter Christina Hodson, who wrote “The Flash” for DC, will write the “Batgirl” script.

Batgirl made her debut within the Batman mythos 50 years in the past as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Since then she has turn into one of the widespread superheroines on the earth. When Barbara Gordon was paralyzed by a gunshot from the Joker within the traditional graphic novel “The Killing Joke,” different crimefighters, like The Huntress and Orphan, took up the Batgirl title whereas Barbara grew to become Oracle, a tech-savvy aide to Batman. Barbara later returned to the Batgirl function, whereas her assault in “The Killing Joke” was retconned.

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“Cruella” producer Kristin Burr is producing “Batgirl.”

“With ‘Batgirl,’ we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham,” Burr mentioned in an announcement. “Christina’s script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I’m just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool.”

El Arbi and Fallah’s “Bad Boys for Life” got here out in January of final 12 months and remains to be the best grossing movie of 2020. The Moroccan-born, Belgian filmmaking duo first directed “Black,” a Romeo & Juliet” type drama set on the earth of organized crime in Belgium, which received the Discovery part of the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. They additionally did establishing episodes of the FX sequence “Snowfall.” Next up, the directing duo are in manufacturing on their subsequent movie “Rebel,” a coming-of-age story of a teenage Muslim boy that they describe as a “true passion project.”

The duo are additionally the co-showrunners, and likewise directed the premiere and last episodes of “Ms. Marvel” for Marvel Studios.

El Arbi and Fallah are repped by CAA, Management 360, and Jackoway Austen.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information.

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