Fresh off the Sundance movie Hearts Beat Loud and a recurring role on the TBS sitcom Angie Tribeca, Kiersey Clemons has signed on to play the female lead opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in Z, the new Zorro movie from director Jonás Cuarón, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Cuarón (Desierto) is writing and directing the film, which is set in the near-future and reimagines the iconic character of Zorro.
Lantica Media is financing the film and producing alongside Mark Amin’s Sobini Films. UTA Independent Film Group represents the project’s U.S. rights, while Pantelion International has launched foreign sales in Berlin.
Clemons broke out in Rick Famuyiwa’s Sundance sensation Dope, which led to recurring roles on Transparent, Extant and Netflix’s Easy. She’s coming off last year’s Flatliners reboot and Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York. This year, Clemons will be seen in the Blumhouse thriller Sweetheart as well as the indie comedies Little Bitches and An L.A. Minute.
Clemons remains poised to play Iris West in the solo Flash movie in development at Warner Bros. and DC Films. She’s represented by UTA, Mach 1 Management and MJMG, and her casting was first reported by Variety.
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