From one Wonder Woman to the next, Gal Gadot is set to star in and executive-produce Showtime's upcoming limited series about Hedy Lamarr, an actress and inventor during the Golden Age of Hollywood and World War II, who was dubbed "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World."
"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 Jana Winograde, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a statement. "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."
Gadot has been circling the series for some time, with news of her potential involvement going back as far as 2018. Now it's official, and for those unfamiliar with Lamarr, Showtime explained that "she formed her own production company at a time such a thing was unheard of, for a woman. And in her spare time, she worked as an avid inventor, eventually patenting a frequency-hopping technology in 1941 that our modern-day Wi-Fi is predicated upon." However, during her later years in life, she became a recluse and hid away from the world. She died in 2000.
The limited series aims to "explore the rise and fall of feminism in the American landscape... aiming to find, in Lamarr's life and legacy, clues for who we are now." No production or release date has been set yet, as Gadot has a very busy schedule to juggle, what with being Wonder Woman and all.
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