Naya Rivera to star in Batman movie in final role before her tragic death

Naya Rivera will star in an upcoming Batman movie in her final role after her tragic death last year.

The late Glee actress finished recording her voice scenes right before she drowned accidentally in July.

The Hollywood Reporter unveiled the voice cast for the animated film, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One on Wednesday, including Naya who will star as the voice of Catwoman/Selina Kyle.

Other cast members include Jensen Ackles as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as James Gordon and Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone.

The film is expected to be released this spring or summer.

Naya vanished on July 8 after failing to return a rental boat while on a sailing trip with her son five-year-old son, Josey.

After days of searching Lake Piru, Naya’s body was found five days later.

Police say that the actress used the last of her energy to save the life of her son, pushing him back onboard the boat but could not save herself.

Josey told the authorities his mom "boosted him onto the deck of their rental boat from behind" before he "saw her disappear under surface of water" after they went swimming.

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Earlier this month fans slammed the Grammys for failing to include Naya in the ceremony’s in a memoriam segment.

Naya had previously been nominated for two Grammys as part of the cast of Glee including Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Don't Stop Believin' (Glee cast version) in 2011 and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Glee: The Music, Volume 4 in 2012.

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One fan angrily wrote: “Naya Rivera was a singer, not just an actress. She was a two time Grammy nominee. Had a career that spanned more that two decades. The fact that the @RecordingAcad didn’t see fit to include her in the Memoriam section is disgraceful.”

“The @RecordingAcad decided to not include Naya Rivera in the on-air ‘in memoriam’ part of the show. I’m disappointed and utterly heartbroken. Naya game so much to the music world. She deserves a mention at least. Put some respect on her name.”

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