After a year’s speculation, it’s finally confirmed that Gal Gadot will star in the Showtime’s Hedy Lamarr biopic. Read on to know more about the limited series.
Biopic on Hedy Lamarr…
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Friday, we got to know about the Showtime’s biopic series. The name hasn’t been decided yet but it’s official that our “Wonder Woman” will make her TV debut through this series. Gal Gadot will not only star as the Austrian American actress but also, executive-produce the series.
In a statement, Jan Winograde, Showtime’s Co-president said that the life of Hedy Lamarr was a truly fascinating one. She stood at the forefront of many issues that challenge women and our society these days. Winograde further said that in Gal Gadot, they had found the transcendent actress to portray the deeply complex Lamarr.
The creators’ team…
The series will be written by the well-known The Affair creator, Sarah Treem. She will also executive produce the show alongside Gadot, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale), Katie Robbins (The Last Tycoon), and Jaron Varsano (My Dearest Friends).
Who was Hedy Lamarr?
Hedy Lamarr was not just an actress but also an inventor. She started acting in the 1930s’ when she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head, Louis B. Mayer in London. She had starred in many Hollywood movies like Algiers (1938), Comrade X (1940), Samson and Deliah (1949), etc.
Lamarr along with composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system at the beginning of World War II. Their technology was later on used for Bluetooth and WiFi. In 1997, they were awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. Lamarr was also the first woman to receive BULBIE Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award which is also known as “Oscars of Inventing”. In 2014, both of their names were included in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
It will interesting to see Gadot playing the role of Lamarr who has been referred to as a real-life Jewish “Wonder Woman”.