Elizabeth Hurley Nabs Role as Wonder Woman Villain


According to her Twitter feed, Elizabeth Hurley has landed a key role in NBC’s Wonder Woman TV show.

This morning, the actress wrote:
Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.

I’m fine with this. For a TV show about Wonder Woman, Hurley seems like a capable fit in a villainous role.

On the whole, though, I have to admit that I’m having trouble mustering much in the way of positive feelings for this project.

The first problem is the script. It feels like an Ally McBeal-ized version of the Amazonian Princess. Seeing that David E. Kelley is responsible for both, it isn’t a surprise. It is a concern, though.

My second problem with it is the casting of Adrianne Palicki. Nothing I’ve seen from her really sells me on Palicki in the role. On the plus side, Alan Sepinwall, a writer for whom I have a lot of respect, says it’s perfect casting. And I definitely am willing to give her a chance. But if feels off to me so far.

As an example of what I mean, check out the new clip below from the upcoming movie “Elektra Luxx.” Palicki is the one on the bed (the other actress is Emmanuelle Chriqui).

Watching her, I can easily see Palicki playing the lead in a David E. Kelley TV show. I just wish it wasn’t Wonder Woman.

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Josue #

    I for one think she is perfect!! Love Elizabeth, and I miss her. Cant wait to watch her in action once again.

  2. Anquan #

    I can’t imagine this will be a show I will want to watch.

  3. Gus #

    This show sounds like its going to be like Hally Berry’s Catwoman movie.

  4. moviefan #

    Nice casting of hurley. Also the additional casting that came out yesterday. I do wish it the best of luck. I know some are worried wjith the direction kelly is going with. But like smallville having to get the ok on things. I am sure kelly’s ww has to go through the same deal. Plus I will wait to judge the show more fairly once we have some footage to see. Because all the stuff folks were worried about from pilot breakdown/released info. Could ultimately change/ be dropped for series.