Thursday, March 3, 2011

Elizabeth Hurley Joins Cast of 'Wonder Woman'

Elizabeth Hurley Joins Cast of 'Wonder Woman'

Elizabeth Hurley attends the 'Barbara Day 2010' Charity Gala at Haus der Kunst on December 4, 2010 in Munich, Germany. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Hurley says she's "thrilled" to be joining the cast of NBC's upcoming reimagining of Wonder Woman. The 45-year-old actress will be playing an evil villain in the show's pilot episode.

Writing on her twitter page, Elizabeth said: "Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait."

While Lynda Carter originally played the iconic superhero -- who was first brought to life in DC Comics -- relatively unknown star Adrianne Palicki is set to assume the lead role in the pilot. However, last month's casting announcement may have come as a disappointment to Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks, who recently admitted she would love to play the part.

She said: "I've been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life! I'd love to do it. That would be such fun! Let's put it out there!"

The initial episode of Wonder Woman is to be made by studio giants Warner Bros, with Ally McBeal writer and producer David E. Kelly penning it and the subsequent series if it proves to be popular.

He recently explained while he enjoyed taking the helm, it was a "complicated" show to write.

David said: "I had a lot of fun writing it. It's a very complicated piece, which is the most fun thing about it."

Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley, 45, looks stylish a she arrives back home.

See many more pictures of Elizabeth Hurley after the jump!
Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley arrives at Heathrow Airport with a police escort.

Elizabeth Hurley Actress Liz Hurley arrives at Melbourne International Airport on February 8, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Elizabeth Hurley 'Gnomeo & Juliet' premiere at The Odeon Leicester Square.

Elizabeth Hurley Liz Hurley and her son Damian on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Sir Elton John's and David Furnish's new film "Gnomeo and Juliet" at the Odeon Cinema at Leicester Square in London. David, who executive-produced the project with partner Elton, said: "We'd love to make more kids' films. This has been really wonderful. We're very excited that in four or five years' time Zachary will be able to see this film." The film which the couple refer to as their "Labour of love" has been in production for 11 years. **NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLY** .



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