'Dope' actress rumored to be frontrunner for 'The Flash,' two others in contention

the flash movie kiersey clemons extant
We already know who’s playing DC Comics’ scarlet speedster in The Flash movie, but now we might have a lead on the actresses vying to star opposite We Need To Talk About Kevin actor Ezra Miller in the upcoming superhero film.

Two industry news outlets have offered up names of contenders for the leading lady in The Flash, with one actress hailing from one of the director’s earlier projects, and the other two from a pair of films that couldn’t be any more different from each other. Of course, it’s worth noting right from the start that these reports are unconfirmed and unofficial at this point, and we could end up with someone else entirely as the film’s female lead.

According to Variety, the frontrunner for the role is actress Kiersey Clemons, who previously starred in The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope, and will also appear in the upcoming remake of Flatliners. Most recently, she appeared in the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and appears to have quite a few projects on the horizon these days.

Not too long after the report on Clemons surfaced, Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter indicated that two other actresses are in the mix for the role, too. Both Lucy Boynton of Sing Street and Rita Ora of Fifty Shades of Grey  are reportedly contenders for the film’s female lead, according to the report.

As for the character the eventual lead actress — whoever she might be — will play, rumors indicate that the female lead will portray Iris West, the longtime love of DC Comics’ Barry Allen, the superhero’s civilian alter ego. Iris West is currently played by Candice Patton on The CW’s popular The Flash television series.

With Miller in the lead role, The Flash is currently scheduled to hit theaters March 16, 2018, but Miller — and possibly the film’s female lead — will appear in Batman V. Superman director Zack Snyder’s Justice League several months before the solo movie. That film arrives in theaters November 17, 2017.

Deals

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Home Theater

Put your home theater to the test with these spectacular Blu-ray releases

What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy in your friends and family? We've put together this list of fantastic Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Music

The best movie soundtracks of all time, from 'Star Wars' to 'E.T.'

Whether you're a lover of beautifully composed original scores or a fan of perfectly compiled popular music, these are the best movie soundtracks of all time — from Star Wars to Garden State.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Deals

You can now watch soccer games online with streaming service ESPN+

Launched back in April, ESPN+ is a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. For a mere $5 a month or $50 per year, you can have access to the best sports content available including multiple soccer leagues.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Detective Pikachu,’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for cyberpunk adventure Alita: Battle Angel, game adaptation Pokémon Detective Pikachu…
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: The Coen brothers ride again and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Nnarcos: Mexico, and more.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Business

‘Fantastic Beasts’ wins the weekend with underwhelming debut

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald won the weekend box office, but its big debut was a bit underwhelming, with the lowest opening weekend and worst reviews of any Harry Potter film so far.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…