Jada Pinkett Smith to Star in Fox’s ‘Gotham’

Jada Pinkett Smith Gotham
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Fox’s Batman prequel has found another villain: Jada Pinkett Smith has been tapped to play “Gotham’s” Fish Mooney, a sadistic gangster with street smarts and a short temper.

Based on the DC Comics characters and penned by “The Mentalist’s” Bruno Heller, the one-hour drama series from Warner Bros. TV focuses on a younger version of Batman ally James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Other cast members include Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (better known as the Penguin). Heller is exec producing with director Danny Cannon (“CSI”).

Pinkett Smith, who has had starred on “HawthoRNe” and “Collateral” and exec produced “The Queen Latifah Show,” is repped by Paradigm, Overbrook Entertainment and Tencer & Associates PR.

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  1. What an interesting cast: GOTHAM could be great!

  2. wks9370 says:

    I believe Jada has the temperament and experience to turn this character into one of the most “Heinous villains” on TV! Congrats Jada Pinkett-Smith.

  3. DF says:

    I think she’s capable of playing a villain. Hopefully, the writers will not fall prey to ‘PC sensibilities’ and really make her character as villainous as possible. Why should the guys have all the fun? And—before anyone makes a comment about my ‘PC sensibilities’ comment—please note that I am an African-American female.

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