It’s official – “Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising” actress Kiersey Clemons will be starring as Iris West, Barry Allen’s love interest, in “The Flash” movie!

According to Variety, the young star is a friend of director Rick Famuyiwa, who took over the film’s directing duties in June, having previously starred in his acclaimed indie comedy film, “Dope”. Production is expected to start sometime this year.

Source: Variety
Source: Variety

It was reported that Famuyiwa is currently drawing from “The Flash” movie’s draft script, which is penned by previous director Seth Grahame-Smith and based on a story treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (from “The LEGO Movie”).

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An unofficial casting report for the film previously described the script draft’s version of Iris West as “having Christiane Amanpour’s brains and Carrie Bradshaw’s style. An over-caffinated doe and a reporter at The Central City Citizen”.

Besides that, Clemons also took to Twitter to tease her fans about the casting news using lightning bolt emojis.

No plot details or a release date for “The Flash” movie have been confirmed yet, but we’ll be updating you with more information as soon as we get ’em details 🙂

22-year-old Kiersey Clemons is best known for her role as Diggy in the award-winning film “Dope”. She also appeared in DJ Snake’s Middle along with “The Hunger Games” actor Josh Hutcherson.

What do you think of the casting news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Sources: Variety, Screen Rant.

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