A couple weeks ago we learned that the new Wonder Woman had been cast as “Friday Night Lights” alum Adrianne Palicki. Today, the show’s villain of choice has been revealed and it’s another model turned actress. According to Elizabeth Hurley’s Twitter, she’s been hired to play the baddie on NBC’s reboot of the classic seventies series. Two tall, beautiful women duking it out. We can hear the boys cheering now.
Hurley wrote, “Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot “Wonder Woman.” I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.” The premise for the pilot centers on Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman as “a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.”
We feel as if we’ve seen Hurley play the bad girl before too many times. And each part was worse than the last. The only time she was actually entertaining was in the first Austin Powers film and even that was due to Mike Myers and the writing. Obviously her tweet doesn’t reveal what character she’ll play but we’re assuming Circe? We’re trying to think of characters who aren’t too outlandish for this modernized version. What do you think?
Who do you think Hurley will play? What do you think of her casting?