Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot will soon play a hero of another sort: Austrian-born actress of the silver screen, Hedy Lamarr. Here's what we know about the project thus far.
Gal Gadot is set to star and executive produce a new Showtime miniseries about the actress.
An MGM star in the late '30s, '40s, and '50s, Lamarr appeared in movies like Samson and Delilah, the highest-grossing film of 1949, and Boom Town with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, and was considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Snow White's iconic princess aesthetic was even modeled on her dark hair and porcelain skin. But Lamarr's accomplishments off-screen were perhaps even more significant than her on-screen successes.
In addition to her acting career, Lamarr was an inventor, and discovered a frequency-based technology that would later be used in Wi-Fi, GPS, and bluetooth.
The team behind the camera is starting to come together.
The show will be written by Sarah Treem (The Affair), who will also executive producer. Other EPs include Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale), Katie Robbins (The Last Tycoon), and Gadot's husband, Jaron Varsano.
The project was announced at the TCA meetings in August of 2019.
“The life of Hedy Lamarr was a truly fascinating one. She stood at the forefront of many issues that challenge women and our society today," said Showtime's Jana Winograde, according to EW.
"In Gal Gadot, we have found the transcendent actress to portray the deeply complex Lamarr. And with the award-winning talents of Sarah Treem and Warren Littlefield, this is going to be a special series."
The as-yet-untitled series wouldn't be the only project to revisit Lamarr and her story.
Last year, the documentary Bombshell, The Hedy Lamarr Story explored the actress's life. Watch the trailer for that film below:
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