Lena Dunham is writing an ‘Archie’ comic

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Lena Dunham is trading her usual clique of “Girls” for two other ladies: Betty and Veronica. “Archie” comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has asked Dunham to write four new stories for the 75-year-old comic book series, and she readily agreed.

“We heard she was an ‘Archie’ fanatic, and we run in similar circles, so I was able to reach out to her,” Aguirre-Sacasa, who  was also a writer on “Glee,” tells Comic Book Resources.

His lips are sealed as to what the new storyline will be, but he did say it is very contemporary and gives the classic comic book a unique spin.

“I was an avid collector of the comic as a child,” Dunham says in a statement that was released after the news was announced. “Conventions, first editions that I kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”

But Dunham isn’t the only “Girls” star with comic book news. Adam Driver is rumored to be in the running to play Nightwing in the new “Batman vs. Superman” movie. Henry Caville and Ben Affleck will play the title superheroes.

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