Gal Gadot is set to portray the woman dubbed “the most beautiful in the world.”
The Wonder Woman star will headline and executive produce Showtime’s limited series about Hedy Lamarr.
Lamarr immigrated from Europe in the ‘30s and took Hollywood by storm. The film actress, who appeared in multiple movies opposite A-listers such as Judy Garland and Clark Gable, was also a trailblazing scientist.
“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 Showtime’s President of Entertainment Jana Winograde. “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.”
The project hails from The Affair co-creator/executive producer Sarah Treem.