'Gotham' has found its pre-teen Dark Knight in shining (or rather rubber) armor.
FOX announced earlier today that 13-year-old actor David Mazouz has been cast in the 'Batman' prequel series to play a young Bruce Wayne, who will someday grow up to become the costumed crimefighter we all know and love.
But before that monumental day is upon us, Mazouz will give fans a close look at the young Master Wayne, following the tragic death of his wealthy parents. Now orphaned and all alone, Bruce is left to grow up under the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth (to be played by Sean Pertwee) and Gotham PD detective/future commissioner James Gordon (played by 'Southland' star Ben McKenzie).
Mazouz is best known as Jake, the mysterious autistic boy in FOX's 'Touch.' His other TV credits include stints on 'The Office,' 'Criminal Minds,' and 'Private Practice.'
But he isn't the only pre-masked figure to be recruited to the freshman series. The network has also nabbed the purrrfect newcomer, Camren Bicondova, to play the teenage version of Selina Kyle (aka the future Catwoman). Her character is described as a “teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable; a street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.” Sounds about right.
Mazouz and Bicondova join an already stellar cast of actors, which includes the likes of Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), and Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney) as well as the aforementioned Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth).
The pilot was written by ‘The Mentalist’s Bruno Heller, who will also serve as executive producer alongside ‘Nikita’s Danny Cannon.