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Gotham, the Batman prequel drama, has found its Bruce Wayne.

 Touch star David Mazouz has been cast as the young billionaire who is sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and James Gordon(Benjamin McKenzie).

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The drama pilot, which has a series commitment at Fox, explores the origin stories of Detective James Gordon and his battle with the villains who made the city famous before he becomes Gotham's commissioner and Batman's ally. This earlier focus in the Batman mythology means that Mazous will only play Bruce Wayne and not the eventual Caped Crusader. Bruce Wayne has been previously portrayed by the likes of Christian BaleAdam WestMichael Keaton,Val Kilmer and George Clooney.

Additionally, newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, the future Catwoman is dangerous when cornered. Selina Kyle has previously been portrayed by Anne HathawayGina Gershon andMichelle Pfeiffer.

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Mazouz and Bicondova join the previously cast Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin, who works under gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Donal Logue as Gordon's mentor, Erin Richards as Gordon's fiancée Barbara Keen and Zabryna Guevara as Gordon's boss, Captain Essen.

Mentalist creator Bruno Heller will write and executive-produceGotham with Nikita's Danny Cannon.

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