Kiersey Clemons (Dope, New Girl) is the top contender for the lead role in Warner Bros’ super hero film The Flash, directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope, The Wood, Brown Sugar). This would reunite Clemons and Famuyiwa who worked together on the 2015 critically acclaimed film, Dope. Details have yet to be confirmed; however, if cast, Clemons would play the role of Iris West opposite Ezra Miller (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) who will star as the Flash aka Barry Allen.
In the comics, Iris West is described as a young journalist and friend of Barry’s who plays an important role in his story. Although Clemons would be perfect for the role and is currently a lead contender, reports suggest that British singer-songwriter Rita Ora (Southpaw) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) are being considered for the role as well.
Famuyiwa will direct the script written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice), based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Clemons is best known for her role as “Diggy” in the award winning film Dope. She has appeared on series’ such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Transparent, New Girl and Extant, and co-starred in the sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the follow-up to the film Neighbors.
The Flash is scheduled to begin filming sometime this year and will be released in 2018.