FOX Pilot ‘Gotham’ Casts Young Bruce Wayne

David M

A little over a week ago, we reported here that Jada Pinkett Smith was cast in the FOX drama pilot Gotham that will be the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon (to be played by Ben McKenzie from ‘Southland’ and ‘The O.C.’), who is still a detective and has yet to meet Batman – and the villains who made Gotham City famous.

Speaking of Batman, the latest casting announcement is that young actor David Mazouz, who starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the FOX drama series ‘Touch’, has been cast as the caped crusader’s alter ego Bruce Wayne in his pre-teen years. This Bruce will be sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents, relying on guidance and protection from supportive family butler Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee from the box office movie ‘Equilibrium’ and the TV series ‘Elementary’) and James Gordon.

Also cast in ‘Gotham’ is newcomer actress Camren Bicondova (a stunning Michelle Pfeiffer look-alike), who will play Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan who will eventually become Catwoman. Other cast members of the FOX pilot includes Donal Logue (‘Terriers’ and ‘Vikings’) as Detective Harvey Bullock and Robin Lord Taylor from the box office movies ‘Accepted’ and ‘Another Earth’ as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin).

The pilot episode of ‘Gotham’ was written and executive produced by Bruno Heller (‘The Mentalist’ and ‘Rome’) with Danny Cannon (‘CSI’ and ‘Nikita’) as director and executive producer.