Gal Gadot may star as Hedy Lamarr in limited series on Showtime


Hedy Lamarr’s story deserves to be told and Gal Gadot and her team could be the ones to do it.

Gal Gadot may play Wonder Woman in movies, but now she’s looking to play a real-life “Wonder Woman” on the small screen.

Gadot is inching closer to inking a deal that will bring a limited series about the late film actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr, to Showtime. Gadot will star and executive produce the project. Sarah Treem (The Affair) will write and Warren Littlefield, and Endeavor Content (The Handmaid’s Tale) will produce.

You may have heard of Hedy Lamarr, the gorgeous silver screen siren who starred in films like Samson and Delilah and Ziegfeld Girl. People knew her as the most beautiful woman in the world in the 1930s and 1940s.

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But what you may not have known is that Lamarr wanted to be known for something much more than good looks. She was an inventor and created the technology that we use every day in Wi-Fi and GPS devices.

Her story is actually pretty fascinating. I watched a documentary about Lamarr on Netflix just a few months ago called Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. I kept wondering why her story hasn’t been made into a series or movie yet. Maybe life was waiting for Gadot to play Lamarr.

The two actresses look strikingly similar. And both are Jewish. Lamarr was born in Austria and immigrated to the U.S. as Hitler began to rise to power. And Gadot is from Israel but has Austrian-Jewish ancestors.

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We don’t know much about how close they are to finalizing the deal and greenlighting the series. And no one from Showtime will comment because the deal isn’t done. But during a recent executive session at Showtime, President of Programming Gary Levine said, “If it comes together, we will be extremely happy.”

In the meantime, check out the Netflix documentary about Hedy Lamarr.

Source: Deadline