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Deadline is reporting that Connie Britton (Nashville) and Oliver Platt (Chicago Med) have joined the cast of Professor Marston and The Wonder Women, writer-director Angela Robinson’s upcoming biopic of Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston.
The project will see Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) as Marston, with Rebecca Hall (The Bfg) as his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon) as the couple’s live-in lover Olive Byrne. Britton is set to portray Josette Frank, “a brilliant and uncompromising psychologist who thought Marston to be anti-feminist and believed his ideas were dangerous”, while Platt will play hot-tempered Sensation Comics editor M.C. Gaines, the man who discovered Superman.
Professor Marston and The Wonder Women is currently shooting, with the film set to arrive after next year’s Wonder Woman solo movie, which sees Gal Gadot reprising her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Connie Britton and Oliver Platt have been added to the cast of Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman, the biopic from writer/director Angela Robinson. The two join Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans and Bella Heathcoate. The film details the true story of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Evans), Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941; his wife, fellow psychologist and inventor Elizabeth (Hall); and their polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne… »
Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston is set for a big screen biopic, with Variety reporting that Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Rebecca Hall have signed on to appear in Professor Marston and The Wonder Women.
The project is being written and directed by Angela Robinson, a producer on True Blood and How To Get Away With Murder, and will follow Harvard psychologist Martson, inventor of the lie detector and creator of Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of “sexual perversity”. Evans will play Marston, with Hall as his wife Elizabeth Martson and Heathcote as their live-in lover Olive Byrne.
Production on Professor Marston and The Wonder Women is now underway, with the film set to arrive after next year’s Wonder Woman movie, which sees Gal Gadot reprising her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »
- Gary Collinson
According to reports, principal photography has started on the "Wonder Woman" 'biopic', "Professor Marston and The Wonder Women," focusing on 1940's Harvard psychologist 'Dr. William Moulton Marston', creator of DC Comics' 'Wonder Woman', and the 3-way relationship with his wife 'Elizabeth Marston' and their lover 'Olive Byrne':
Cast includes Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Rebecca Hall, with Angela Robinson ("True Blood") directing from her own screenplay. It is not known whether Marston's surviving heirs, including grand-daughter Christie Marston who currently works with her father, in the establishment of a "Wonder Woman" museum, have been included in the deal.
The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for "National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics" (DC Comics).
He created his female superhero, in a field dominated by male characters, »
- Michael Stevens
2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman's DC Comics debut, which was celebrated in part by this beloved character's first live-action foray on the big screen. Gal Gadot played Diana of Themyscira in this spring's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today we have word that the man who created Wonder Woman, William Marston is getting a movie of his own, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions picking up Professor Marston & The Wonder Women. Production already started this week, with Luke Evans starring as William Marston.
Deadline reports that this biopic will delve into the life of William Marston, a Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941. The cast also includes Rebecca Hall as William Marston's wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor, and Bella Heathcote as Olive Byrne, one of Marston's former students who had a polyamorous relationship with the married couple. William Marston's enduring creation was heavily »
DC Comic’s iconic female superhero Wonder Woman has been generating buzz with the upcoming Gal Gadot-starring film due out next year. Then last week, Greg Rucka, writer of the reborn Wonder Woman comics revealed that the heroine is bisexual. But now, the story of Diana Prince’s creator is getting the spotlight in the upcoming indie drama “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.”
Per Deadline, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired the worldwide rights from Topple Productions and Boxspring Entertainment. Directed and written by Angela Robinson, the film stars Luke Evans as Dr. William Moulton Marston, a Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941. Rebecca Hall will portray his wife Elizabeth, also a psychologist and inventor, and Bella Heathcote will play Olive Byrne, a former student of Marston’s and who also shared a polyamorous relationship with the couple.
- Liz Calvario
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has nabbed the worldwide rights to the biopic “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote are set to star in the movie, which is written and directed by Angela Robinson. It began production this week. The true story details the life of William Moulton Marston (Evans), who created Wonder Woman in 1941, and his wife and fellow inventor Elizabeth (Hall). Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, a former student of Marston’s, with whom the married couple had a polyamorous relationship. The log line. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Topple Productions and Boxspring Entertainment are the production companies and Angela Robinson is directing from her own script. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired worldwide rights on the project.
The story focuses on Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of “sexual perversity.” Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology.
- Dave McNary
7 October 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote are starring in Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, the story behind the creator of Wonder Woman and his unusual relationships that inspired the iconic super heroine. Angela Robinson wrote the script and is directing the drama, which has begun production and whose worldwide rights have been just picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. According to the announcement, the logline is as follows: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of
- Borys Kit
Exclusive: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired worldwide rights to Topple Productions and Boxspring Entertainment’s Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, the unconventional true story of behind the creation of the most famous female comic book superhero of all time. Written and directed by Angela Robinson, the indie feature began production this week and stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. Professor Marston details the life of Dr. William… »
Annapurna Pictures has tapped former HBO Entertainment President Sue Naegle to head a new TV production arm, the company announced on Tuesday. The executive will be joined by Kit Giordano and Ali Krug of her own TV and film production company Naegle Ink. Giordano and Krug will serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. Projects which are currently in development at Naegle Ink will transition to Annapurna, including a series in development for Epix, written by Angela Robinson and Alex Kondrake, about the intersecting lives of Hollywood icons and rivals Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Also Read: Erik Lomis to Exit The. »
- Reid Nakamura
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has enlisted HBO alum Sue Naegle to launch a television division for the film production and finance company behind such features as “Sausage Party” and the upcoming “20th Century Women.”
Naegle will serve as president of the division, which marks the continued expansion of Annapurna’s operations. The company recently formed a unit to produce Vr programming.
“I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Sue Naegle,” Ellison said. “She has such a passion and understanding of this medium, and has truly approached it from every angle. As I’ve gotten to know Sue, not only is she brilliant with an astonishing expertise both creatively and for the business, but also, she’s an incredible person to invite into this close-knit group of individuals over here at Annapurna. Her track record speaks for itself and her values could not be more aligned with our »
- Cynthia Littleton
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