From Wonder Women, Gal Gadot (35 years old) will move on to another beautiful, bright, and intelligent heroine. She will play the gorgeous Hedy Lamarr, one of the Hollywood divas of the ’30s and’ 50s.
Gal Gadot will not only be the protagonist of the new project, a mini-series in pre-production but will also appear as a generic and as an executive producer.
One of MGM’s legendary stars in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Hedy Lamarr has appeared in numerous films, from “Samson and Delilah” (the highest-grossing film of 1949) to “Boom Town”, with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy. Born in Vienna on November 9, 1914, Hedy Lamarr was one of the great beauties of Hollywood and the world, and her perfect features, bright white skin, and black locks served as a model for Walt Disney’s immortal animated heroine, White. like Snow. However, the actress has gone down in history not only for her captivating beauty but also for her remarkable intelligence and talent for inventing. She came up with the idea of a technology used today in satellite communication and in the operation of Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth devices.
The Hedy Lamarr miniseries, which does not yet have a definitive title, will star Sarah Treem (creator of the Netflix series ‘Adventure’), who will also be an executive co-producer with Warren Littlefield (‘Fargo’). , ‘The Maid’s Tale’), Katie Robbins (‘The Last Tycoon’), by Gal Gadot and her husband, Jaron Varsano.
The project was originally intended to be distributed by the Showtime channel, whose president, Jana Winograd, said:
“Hedy Lamarr’s life has been really fascinating. Today’s women and society as a whole owe her a lot of change because she was at the forefront of them. And Gal Gadot is the ideal actress to play such a complex personality. Given the contribution of talents such as Sarah Treem and Warren Littlefield, the production will be really special ‘.
However, the entire project has been taken over from Showtime by Apple’s platform. According to the publication, the eight-episode mini-series will follow “the incredible story of one of the Hollywood stars. The production starring Gal Gadot will illustrate three decades of the star’s life, from her daring escape from Vienna to get rid of a tyrannical husband, to her formidable rise in Hollywood and the misfortune she fell into during the Cold War. ‘.
But this is not the only product that focuses on Hedy Lamarr. The documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”, released in 2017 and directed by Alexandra Dean, explored, in turn, the troubled fate of the Hollywood star.