Gal Gadot gearing up to play real-life Wonder Woman in Showtime's Hedy Lamarr series
Gal Gadot could soon be portraying the role of Lamarr, an actress and an inventor, on-screen in the series that is in development at Showtime.
Armed with her shield and lasso, Gal Gadot has undoubtedly scored a special place in our hearts as the feisty Wonder Woman. But soon, the DC star will be seen taking on the role of a real-life superhero in an upcoming limited series centered on the life and career of Hedy Lamarr. According to multiple reports, the 'Wonder Woman' actress is currently in negotiation to star in as well as executive produce the series from the co-creator of 'The Affair', Sarah Treem. If everything goes as planned, Gadot would soon be portraying the role of Lamarr, an actress and an inventor, on-screen in the series that is in development at Showtime.
"If Hedy Lamarr and Gal Gadot and Sarah Treem come together on Showtime, we would be very happy about it," Gary Levine, Showtime programming president said on Monday, dishing about the ambitious project at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.
While this is certainly not the first time a character based on Lamarr is being chalked out for cinematic portrayal - the 2017 documentary 'Bombshell' revolved around the actress' life while an episode of NBC's 'Timeless' also featured the actress as a character - the Showtime series, however, is said to be once again chronicling the life of Lamarr.
An Austrian-born actress, Lamarr's exposure to the showbiz took place in the early 1930s when she starred in Czech art film 'Ecstasy'. In the years to come, the actress would, however, make a successful move to Hollywood, starring opposite Charles Boyer in her English-language debut, 'Algiers'. Grabbing major eyeballs during the 1930s and 1940s, Lamarr went on to star in many other noteworthy movies including the 'Samson and Delilah'. However, it was her contribution off-screen that permanently cemented her name in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Along with her friend and composer George Antheil, Lamarr was responsible for inventing a radio-controlled torpedo technology, something that still lives on in the form of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology.
Although the life and career of this actress have inspired many cinematic adaptations in the past, the upcoming Showtime series is sure to garner some major attention, especially because of Gadot's association with the project. Having found a strong footing in Hollywood with the 2017 hit 'Wonder Woman', the actress will be making a major leap into television with the Lamarr series, executive produced by 'The Handmaid's Tale's' Warren Littlefield along with Treem.
Asides from the Showtime series, Gadot is also working on the 'Wonder Woman' sequel, and the action flick 'Red Notice', opposite Dwayne Johnson.