‘The Flash’ Solo Film Eyes ‘Dope’ Star Kiersey Clemons For Female Lead
Following his acclaimed feature debut, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa — like many of his fellow indie filmmakers — is making the leap to big budget blockbusters, having recently replaced Seth Grahame-Smith on The Flash solo film over at Warner Bros. Since Famuyiwa joined the WB / DC family, we’d been wondering if any of his Dope stars might be joining him, and the answer is…maybe!
Variety reports that WB is eyeing Dope and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star Kiersey Clemons to play the female lead opposite Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in The Flash solo film. The part is said to be that of Iris West, a young journalist and friend of Barry’s who plays an important role in his story. Clemons would be a great pick, but THR adds that the studio is also considering Rita Ora, the singer and actress who appeared in Southpaw and Fifty Shades of Grey, and Lucy Boynton, who charmed audiences in Sing Street.
Miller’s Flash was introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where he appeared in two scenes teasing the arrival of the Scarlet Speedster. His solo film is based on a story by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with a script by Grahame-Smith, who was set to make his directing debut on the project before WB opted for a director with more experience. Ray Fisher, who also made his (brief) debut in Batman v Superman as Cyborg, will appear alongside Miller in The Flash, which hits theaters in 2018.