Gal Gadot is going to portray GoldenEra Star Hedy Lamarr in an upcoming new limited series for Showtime. The show is to focus on Hollywood Classic’s iconic life and career. After a long period of negotiations and rumors, confirmed news was released finally by Showtime, stating that not only will Gadot be starring as the lead, but also be an executive producer of the series along with her husband. The show will be co-created and produced by The Affair’s Sarah Treem, The Handmaid’s Tale’s producer Warren Littlefield and Endeavor Content.
Showtime’s President said “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,”. Hedy Lamarr was born in Austria as Hedwig Kiesler, and started her career in the early 1930s, in Czechoslovakia. Afterward, when she had moved to London, she met MGM’s studio head Louis Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood. She has starred in movies like Algiers (1938), Boom Town (1940), I Take This Woman (1940), H.M. Pulham Esq. (1941), and Samson and Delilah (1949).
Lamarr was also an inventor. During the Second World War, she and George Antheil, a composer, made a radio guidance system for the Allied torpedoes, which used technology like Bluetooth and WiFi. They were introduced into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 for their inventions and contributions. She even participated in the war bond selling campaign, using her celebrity sell, to raise funds. The actress passed away in 2000, of heart disease.
Wow, this image takes me back! The amazing Zack Snyder took it on the first day we ever met. He believed I could be a superhero. Then I became Wonder Woman! #icansoidid pic.twitter.com/cJOHqnWSsA
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The former Miss Israel and DC superhero Wonder Woman, is currently reprising her role as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984, which is supposed to release on June 5, 2020.
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