Jada Pinkett Smith to play mob boss Fish Mooney in Gotham

Jada Pinkett Smith to play mob boss Fish Mooney in Gotham

Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham has added a new villain to its cast, with Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar) set to play newly-created mobster Fish Mooney, who Deadline describes as “an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed.”

Gotham has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), with Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd set to direct the pilot. The show will revolve around a young Detective Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie (Southland) and will also feature Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock.

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