Rita Ora up for Flash role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 July 2016
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is in the running to play reporter Iris West in superhero film 'The Flash'

Rita Ora is the running for a role in 'The Flash' film.

The singer-and-actress is in contention to play reporter Iris West in the DC Comics movie, in which Ezra Miller plays the super-fast superhero Barry Allen.

Rita, 25, is reportedly up against American actress Kiersey Clemons and British starlet Lucy Boynton for the role of the Picture News journalist who will be The Flash's love interest.

The pop star is no stranger to the big screen having appeared in 'Fast & Furious 6' and 'Southpaw', while she plays Mia Grey in the '50 Shades of Grey' franchise.

The Flash appeared briefly in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and will make his first full appearance on the big screen in 'Justice League', which comes out in November 2017.

The standalone 'Flash' movie will be directed by Rick Famuyiwa from a script written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and is scheduled for release in 2018.

In the comic book, Iris goes on to marry Barry Allen after the pair fall in love.

Ora has been busy this year shooting 'Fifty Shades Darker' with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan and is working on her new album after signing a global deal with Atlantic Records.

Clemons is set to appear in the upcoming 'Flatliners' remake with Ellen Page and Kiefer Sutherland, while Boynton is currently shooting 'Rebel in the Rye' an American biographical film based on the book 'J. D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski' which is about the life of young writer J. D. Salinger during World War II.

She is starring alongside Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson.

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