Yellowjackets' Christina Ricci lands iconic role

Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci has landed an iconic role, with the actor set to voice the role of Selina Kyle / Catwoman.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Ricci has joined the cast for Batman: Caped Crusader, an adult animated series from Prime Video.

Ricci will be joined in the cast by Hamish Linklater, Jamie Chung and Diedrich Bader, with the trio voicing Bruce Wayne / Batman, Dr Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn and Harvey Dent / Two-Face respectively.

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The official logline for the series, which is being produced by Matt Reeves, JJ Abrams and Bruce Timm, reads: "Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear.

"Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human - the Batman. His one-man crusade attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications."

Ricci's character, both a friend and foe to Batman, is described by the show's producers as "a blithe and pampered heiress whose family lost their fortune after her father was imprisoned for embezzlement.

"Despite having the silver spoon yanked from her mouth, Selina refuses to quit living in the lap of luxury and becomes Catwoman as a 'fun' way to maintain her lavish lifestyle."

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In addition to the previously mentioned characters, the show will also include Commissioner Jim Gordon and Clayface, though we think there could be more on the way. The series, which consists of 10 episodes, is due to premiere on August 1.

Ricci, who plays Misty Quigley on Yellowjackets, recently spoke about the upcoming third season of the Paramount+ show, teasing: "I would imagine it's going to be a bit of an emotional and sort of unhappy beginning of the season, at least for Misty."

Batman: Caped Crusader premieres on Prime Video on August 1.

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