Gal Gadot will play Hedy Lamarr in new TV series

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Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has landed a major role on the small screen, signing up to play iconic actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr in a limited series for the Showtime network…

Entertainment Weekly broke the news, offering this description of the show: “The as-yet-untitled show will center on the life of famed actress and inventor who not only took Hollywood by storm when she immigrated from Europe in 1938, but also changed the future of the country with her scientific advancements.”

Sarah Treem, of The Affair fame, is writing the show. Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins and Jaron Varsano are among the executive producers.

Jana Winograde, head of the Showtime network, said this about the announcement: “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. 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.”

There’s no word yet on a UK broadcaster or a release date – heck, we don’t even know the show’s title yet – but we’ll bring you more news as we hear it.