Sri Lankan to play role in Justice League


Sri Lankan born actress Shalini Peiris is set to play the role of a Bio Hazard Suit Soldier in Superhero movie ‘Justice League’, presumably making her the first Sri Lankan born person to play a role in a Superhero movie.

Based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie is directed by Zack Snyder and includes a stellar cast of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe.

The movie will be released in 2017.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Shalini graduated from the Masters in Acting programme at Arts Educational Schools London in 2009. Since graduating, she's worked solidly in professional theatre, with a number of established companies such as the Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Tamasha.

A keen lover of film and television, she is making inroads into screen work with recent appearances in "The Huntsman: Winter's War".

She also has UK, Sri Lankan and Hong Kong citizenship.

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