'Gotham's Morena Baccarin Lands Female Lead in 'Deadpool'

Fox and director Tim Miller have found their female lead opposite Ryan Reynolds in the Marvel adaptation, Deadpool, in Morena Baccarin. She beat out several actresses for the role The Hollywood Reporter only describes as a love interest who "grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face."

The former Firefly and Homeland actress currently stars as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Fox Television's Batman prequel Gotham. Baccarin emerged from a pool of actresses to join other recently added actors, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano

Deadpool revolves around a terminally ill mercenary who undergoes an experimental procedure to have accelerated healing powers. The experiment works but leaves him horribly scarred. He's virtually indestructible with a sarcastic wit that won't quit. 

The action-adventure dark comedy begins filming in March with an expected release on February 12, 2016.