Wonder Woman’s standalone movie is hitting screens next summer with Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, and now the iconic character’s origin story is getting a movie of its own.
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote are set to star in the upcoming indie feature film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which tells the story of the man behind Wonder Woman’s creation and the women who inspired him, it was announced Friday.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up the worldwide rights for the film, which has already begun production.
A logline for the project reads, “In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him. Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.”
Angela Robinson is directing the film from a screenplay she wrote. Amy Redford, Andrea Sperling, and Terry Leonard are producing, and Transparent creator Jill Soloway is executive producing along with Boxspring Entertainment co-founder Clare Munn.
Evans, who will play Marston, can be seen in the just-released thriller The Girl on the Train and recently wrapped production on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Hall was last seen in this year’s The BFG, while Heathcote will appear in Fifty Shades Darker, which hits theaters in February.
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The Man in the High Castle’s first season went out with a bang last year. During the whirlwind finale’s final moments, Ed was hauled off to jail, Juliana and Joe made a last-ditch escape from the Nazi embassy, and Tagomi seemingly traveled through time to an alternate reality.
So what in the world is happening when the alt-history drama returns to Amazon? Cast members did their best to fill in the blanks when they stopped by EW’s studio at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, teasing Bella Heathcote’s new “party girl” character and a conflict-rife second season.
“I think in season 2 you really see [Frank] take matters into his own hands and kind of forge a new relationship with the resistance,” said Rupert Evans, who plays Frank Frink. “He departs from his previous ideas about how to live in this place, this totalitarian state. So his life changes dramatically in season 2.”
As for Tagomi’s shocking time jump, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa didn’t give much away, only offering his hot take on the storyline. “I think everybody has an alternate reality. It’s just a matter of whether they question enough. I think the less we question, the less we realize that there’s more than just one way to look at things,” he said. “Tagomi is definitely someone that comes from a world and is on his own journey to find an answer within that world, but then the journey takes him to another world. It’s a Chinese box.”
For the full run-down on where The Man in the High Castle will pick up, watch EW’s full interview above.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
On July 21, Bella and the cast of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ attended the 2016 Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center. Before the panel, they stopped by Hard Rock Hotel to visit SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Show, then they were at the Amazon Village in San Diego. Bella was absolutely stunning with her Prabal Gurung dress. Make sure you check all the photos out in the gallery: