Gal Gadot In Talks For Hedy Lamarr Series From ‘The Affair’ Creator | TV News
Gal Gadot is set to play a real-life wonder woman, as she’s in talks to to executive produce and star in a new limited series about the life of Old Hollywood icon and Hall of Fame inventor Hedy Lamarr. According to Variety, The Affair creator and showrunner Sarah Treem is set to write and executive produce the show.
Lamarr was born in Austria and went on to become a Hollywood star for her iconic performances in films such as Samson And Delilah and Come Live With Me. But she was also an accomplished inventor, working with George Antheil to develop a frequency-hopping radio system that set the stage for the technology used in Bluetooth and WiFi today.
The duo were posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
The series is being developed for American network Showtime, though it has not been formally picked up yet. However Showtime Programming President Gary Levine said: “If Hedy Lamarr and Gal Gadot and Sarah Treem come together on Showtime, we would be very happy about it”.
Gadot has obviously become a star thanks to Wonder Woman, but it would be interesting to see her away from a blockbuster movie and playing a real person. Although she’s more well known for her silver screen appearances, she did get her start on TV, having previously appeared in Entourage and The Beautiful Life. She’s currently filming the Wonder Woman sequel with director Patty Jenkins.