It takes a screen fictional wonder woman to play the role of a once lived legend. After media rumors of a possible Showtime series about the life of Hedy Lumarr, the network has finally confirmed that ‘Wonder Woman’ star actress Gal Gadot will be playing the role of the actress Hedy in a pending series.
With no title at the moment, the show will be written and executive produced by ‘The affair’ co-creator Sarah Treem. All plots connected to the show will be based on the life Heddy, from her days as an actress through to the times she stood against provoking issues in society.
“The life of Heddy Lamarr was a truly fascinating one. She stood at the forefront of many issues that challenged women and our society today. 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,” said Showtime entertainment president Jana Winograde.
Revered as one of the iconic personalities in the 30s alongside Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Stewart, Hedy starred in several hit movies namely ‘Ecstasy’, ‘Samson and Delilah’ among others. She was an inventor who along with her friend, composer George Antheil, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that presaged Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology.
The series will chronicle the rise and fall of feminism in the American landscape during Golden Age of Hollywood and World War II, aiming to find in Lamarr’s life and legacy, clues for who we are now.
Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins and Yaron Varsano are attached to executive produce. The series will be Gadot’s first major role on American TV, after she guest starred in HBO’s ‘Entourage’ and featured in the short-lived CW series ‘The Beautiful Life’ in 2009. She is repped by WME and attorney Robert Offer.