Zoe Kravitz to star as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in new Batman film

Big Little Lies star reportedly went through a rigorous casting process before being picked for the role

Roisin O'Connor
Tuesday 15 October 2019 07:20
Zoe Kravitz at the Met Gala, 2018
Zoe Kravitz at the Met Gala, 2018

Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in The Batman.

Varietyreports that Kravitz was picked to star in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming film about the Caped Crusader after a rigorous testing process, which came down to her, Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez of Baby Driver fame, Ana de Armas (War Dogs) and Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander.

Catwoman was most recently portrayed on-screen by Anne Hathaway. Arguably the most iconic depiction of the character to date was by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s Batman Returns.

Halle Berry starred in a critically panned feature film, Catwoman, in 2004. Eartha Kitt played Catwoman opposite Adam West in the Batman TV series of the Sixties.

The Batman will focus on a young Bruce Wayne as “the world’s greatest detective”, according to ET. Jeffrey Wright and Jonah Hill are also reportedly in talks to join the cast as Commissioner Gordon and a currently unnamed villain, respectively.

Reeves’ credits include Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. His take on Batman is being billed as a more “view-driven” take on the character.

“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” he told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.

“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”

Kravitz’s other credits include the Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road. She is scheduled to star in Hulu’s forthcoming take on High Fidelity.

Production for The Batman is reportedly scheduled for later this year, with a released date confirmed for summer 2021.

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