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Happy 104th Birthday, Hedy Lamarr: Read Exclusive Excerpt From New Graphic Novel Biography

Happy 104th Birthday, Hedy Lamarr: Read Exclusive Excerpt From New Graphic Novel Biography
Exclusive: It was 104 years ago today that screen legend Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna beginning a bittersweet, one-of-a-kind life odyssey. The legacy of that unique journey has made Lamarr a figure of fascination in recent months.

Last year the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story (produced by Susan Sarandon) was released to wide acclaim and then this past summer Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot made it clear that her pursuit of a Lamarr project is a front-burner passion project.

Now comes a third effort to capture the mercurial star’s story with the publication of Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, the graphic novel from Humanoids that arrives in stores this week. The graphic novel was written by French documentary filmmaker William Roy and illustrated by Sylvain Dorange.

Deadline has an exclusive excerpt from the graphic novel — a revelatory sequence that depicts Lamarr’s son receiving a phone call from
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‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’: Why the CW Underdog Is Television’s Most Delightful Series

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This fall, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” star Dominic Purcell offered a withering indictment of the first season in an Instagram post — namely, that it “sucked.” This was not an uncommon opinion of the series when it initially launched in 2016. But it meant something coming from Purcell, who still plays Mick Rory on what has become, in Season 4, the most flat-out enjoyable show on television.

However, Purcell clarified that while the first season of the time travel adventure show “was a dud” and he “wanted off it,” the second season was “a genius master stroke” by the writers, who realized they could “have fun with it.”

Much like Purcell, fans have come to embrace the beautiful strangeness of “Legends.” It’s just one of the 14 series on which uber-producer Greg Berlanti currently has his name, but the only one that brings together a revolving door of lower-tier characters drawn
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Gal Gadot To Star In A Remake Of Agatha Christie's Murder Mystery 'Death On The Nile'

Well, if anyone was concerned that Gal Gadot was going to find herself typecast as the Amazon Princess Wonder Woman, the actress is being extremely proactive in making sure that doesn't happen. First of all, Gal — who is currently shooting Wonder Woman 1984 — is attached to a Showtime TV series about actress Hedy Lemarr (see below), and now comes word that she is going to be starring in a remake of the Agatha Christie murder mystery Death on the Nile. Originally published in 1937, the novel focuses on detective Hercule Poirot who, on a luxury cruise on the Nile River, uncovers a murder, but finds his job complicated by the fact that a number of his suspects end up dead as well. Gal, 33, will be playing a rich heiress named Linnet Ridgeway Doyle and, as such, is the first cast member signed thus far. (Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox) In speaking
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Gal Gadot joins Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has become the first addition to the cast of Death on the Nile, 20th Century Fox’s follow-up to last year’s hit Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express, Deadline has revealed.

The new film, based on Christie’s 1937 novel, will see Kenneth Branagh back behind the camera, and he is also expected to reprise his role as master detective Hercule Poiroit, who finds himself investigating a murder on a luxurious Nile Cruise. However, as he closes in on the killer, several of his suspects meet their demise, deepening the mystery further. Gadot is set to portray Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a rich heiress.

See Also: Gal Gadot guest stars in clip from The Simpsons season 30 premiere

Gadot is currently shooting the Dceu sequel Wonder Woman 1984, and recently signed on to star alongside Dwayne Johnson in the action thriller Red Notice, as well
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Gal Gadot To Star In ‘Death On The Nile’ Redo At Fox

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Gal Gadot To Star In ‘Death On The Nile’ Redo At Fox
Exclusive: Gal Gadot has been set to star in Death On the Nile, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox with Kenneth Branagh directing. The project came together last year as the studio was finding success with its Christie ensemble Murder on the Orient Express. The pic ended up grossing $352.8 million worldwide with Branagh at the helm and also playing master detective Hercule Poirot.

Fox has already set a December 20, 2019 release date for Death on the Nile, which Christie published in 1937. It centers on Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery. Michael Green, who also adapted Orient Express, is the screenwriter.

Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg and Ridley Scott are producing.
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‘The Affair': Ruth Wilson Says There’s a ‘Much Bigger Story’ Behind Exit – but She Still Can’t Tell It

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‘The Affair': Ruth Wilson Says There’s a ‘Much Bigger Story’ Behind Exit – but She Still Can’t Tell It
Former “The Affair” star Ruth Wilson is still “not allowed” to talk about why her character, Alison, was killed off late into the recently-wrapped Season 4. But Wilson is hinting more and more at why the decision for her to leave the show was not her own.

In an interview with the New York Times published on Wednesday, Wilson confirmed that her exit did not have to do pay inequality on Sarah Treem’s Showtime series (though she recently said co-star Dominic West had a higher salary than her) or a new role she wanted to pursue.

But here’s what she did say:

Also Read: Ruth Wilson Says She's 'Not Allowed' to Say Why She Left 'The Affair'

“It isn’t about pay parity, and it wasn’t about other jobs,” Ms. Wilson said. She added coolly, “But I’m not really allowed to talk about it.”

There was a meaningful silence.
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Gal Gadot Is "Hedy Lamarr"

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Actress Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman 1984") will play film star/inventor "Hedy Lamarr" in a new Showtime limited series, chronicling Lamarr's life and career, whose inventions led to 'WiFi' and 'Gps':

"...after a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial film 'Ecstasy' (1933)...

"...Lamarr fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris.

"Traveling to London, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930's to the 1950's.

"Among Lamarr's best known films are 'Algiers' (1938), 'Boom Town' (1940), 'I Take This Woman' (1940), 'Comrade X' (1940), 'Come Live With Me' (1941), 'H.M. Pulham, Esq.' (1941) and 'Samson and Delilah' (1949).

"At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes...

"...which
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Book-a-Day 2018 #223: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu

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If you can read the stories of a whole bunch of women pioneers — such as the ones in the book I’m about to discuss — without being at least a little bit annoyed at men in general, frankly there’s something wrong with you.

And you can take “men in general” as expansively as you want, o dudes who insist “man” is always and ever a perfectly good word to mean “humanity.” There’s enough shittiness and negativity in the world for at least two genders.

But damn did every single advance for women come because a woman demanded it, fought for it, and faced down multiple men who insisted that not only shouldn’t she do that, it was physically impossible for her to do it, so she should just go back her knitting and housekeeping.

(And if I hear a single “not all men,” I’m going to smack you so hard.
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Showbiz History: The Vamp, a Psycho, and The Others

8 random things that happened on this day in history (Aug 10th)...

1918 Today is the centennial of Salome, one of Theda Bara's key pictures. Sadly, the film is lost as are so many silents of historic significance and almost all of Theda's films. She was nicknamed 'The Vamp' setting an archetype that would stay with the cinema forever basically. Theda was in her 40s by the time sound killed off the silents; she never even attemped a talkie.

1933 Hedy Lamarr marries her first husband (of six!) when she is just 19 years old. If you haven't yet watched Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr story on Netflix I urge you to do so. She's fascinating. Currently both Diane Kruger and Gal Gadot are planning to play her in different biographical projects for film and television. 

1950 Sunset Boulevard, only one of the all time greatest films, has its world premiere at Radio City Musical Hall
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Gal Gadot in talks to play Hedy Lamarr in Showtime limited series

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot may be heading to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that she is close to finalising a deal to star as actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a limited series at Showtime.

According to the site, the project is being written by Sarah Treem, co-creator of The Affair, and is being produced by Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Born in Austria, Lamarr movied to Hollywood in the 1930s and starred in films such as Algiers, Boom Town, I Take This Woman, Comrade X, Come Live With Me and Samson and Delilah. She was also an inventor, teaming with composer George Antheil to develop a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during World War II, aspects of which have since been incorporated into Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology.

Gadot is currently reprising her DC Extended Universe role as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984, which is set for release next year.
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Gal Gadot Will Star in a New Showtime Series Based on The Life and Career of Hedy Lamarr

Gal Gadot has landed the lead role in a new Showtime series that is based on the life and career of a real-life wonder woman, Hedy Lamarr

Lamarr was born in Austria and went on to become one of the most famous American film stars of her generation, appearing in classics like Samson and Delilah, Boom Town, and Come Live With Me. Lamarr was also a celebrated inventor, credited with creating a frequency-hopping signal during World War II that could help the Allies disrupt radio controlled torpedoes.

The series was created by Sarah Treem, the creator and showrunner of Showtime acclaimed drama The Affair, which is coming to an end. She will write and executive produce the series alongside Gadot.

Thanks to Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is a big star in Hollywood and it's great to see her take on other projects. After all, she just can't play Wonder Woman the rest of her life.
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Gal Gadot May Star As Real-Life Wonder Woman Hedy Lamarr in New Showtime Series

Gal Gadot May Star As Real-Life Wonder Woman Hedy Lamarr in New Showtime Series
Gal Gadot knows a thing or two about being judged by her looks before her ability. So it’s fitting that she will be playing a Hollywood icon whose entire legacy is defined by just that. The Wonder Woman star may play a real-life Wonder Woman, Hedy Lamarr, in a Showtime limited series from the creator of The Affair. […]

The post Gal Gadot May Star As Real-Life Wonder Woman Hedy Lamarr in New Showtime Series appeared first on /Film.
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Gal Gadot To Play Actress & Inventor Hedy Lamarr In New Original Series At Showtime

A Gal Gadot Hedy Lamarr TV series is on the cards over at Showtime. A new limited series based around the life of the legendary Hollywood actress and inventor is planned with Gadot set to topline as well as executive produce, so reports Deadline.

Gal Gadot Hedy Lamarr TV series on the way from Showtime

Lammar was recently the subject of a really rather good documentary Bombshell – The Hedy Lamarr Story, which was released through Dogwoof in the UK earlier this year. I believe you can watch it on Netflix in some territories and it really is worth tracking down.

Lamarr is credited with coming up with concepts that led to the invention of Wi-Fi and Gps. She was even inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. She was also a major player on the Hollywood movie scene from the 1930s to the 1950s after being offered a
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Gal Gadot in Talks for Hedy Lamarr Limited Series from ‘The Affair’ Creator

Gal Gadot loves her wonder women. The Wonder Woman and Justice League star is in talks to executive produce and star in a new limited series about the life of Old Hollywood icon and Hall of Fame inventor Hedy Lamarr. Per Variety, The Affair creator and showrunner Sarah Treem is set to write and executive produce the show, which would chronicle the life and career of Lamarr, played by Gadot. The Austrian-born Lamarr went on to become an iconic Old Hollywood star for her performances in classics like Samson and Delilah and Come Live with Me. However, she was …
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Gal Gadot in Talks to Star as Hedy Lamarr on Showtime Limited Series From ‘The Affair’ Creator

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Gal Gadot in Talks to Star as Hedy Lamarr on Showtime Limited Series From ‘The Affair’ Creator
Wonder Woman” lead Gal Gadot is headed to the small screen. The Israel-born actress is in talks to star in and executive produce a limited series about film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr at Showtime, from “The Affair” co-creator/executive producer Sarah Treem.

Treem is set to executive produce and pen the script and executive produce. “The Handmaid’s Tale” producer Warren Littlefield will also executive produce, along with Gadot, and her husband and producing partner, Jaron Varsano. The project hails from Endeavor Content.

Lamarr was born in Austria and went on to become one of the most famous silver screen stars of the ’40s. She also had an unsung side-gig as an inventor, working alongside composer George Antheil early in World War II on a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes that is now considered an important precursor to bluetooth and wifi technology.

Also Read: Gal Gadot Drops First
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Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot Eyes Lead in Showtime's Hedy Lamarr Biopic

Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot Eyes Lead in Showtime's Hedy Lamarr Biopic
Wonder Woman is circling the small screen. Gal Gadot is nearing a deal to star in a limited series for Showtime about actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr, Deadline reports. The Affair‘s Sarah Treem would pen the project and serve as an Ep alongside (The Handmaid’s Tale).

This would mark the Wonder Woman star’s first major stateside TV project.

Interestingly, this past TV season alone Lamarr was brought to life by another warrior princess — VikingsAlyssa Sutherland, on Timeless — and Celia Massingham (on Legends of Tomorrow).
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Gal Gadot to Star in Hedy Lamarr Series From ‘The Affair’ Creator at Showtime

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Gal Gadot to Star in Hedy Lamarr Series From ‘The Affair’ Creator at Showtime
Gal Gadot is gearing up to play another wonder woman.

Sources tell Variety that Gadot is attached to star in and executive produce a Showtime series based on the life and career of Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr was born in Austria and went on to become one of the most famous American film stars of her generation, appearing in classics like “Samson and Delilah,” “Boom Town,” and “Come Live With Me.” Lamarr was also a celebrated inventor, credited with creating a frequency-hopping signal during World War II that could help the Allies disrupt radio controlled torpedoes.

The series has not been formally picked up at the premium cabler, but it would be a limited series should the deals become finalized.

Showtime declined to comment.

Sarah Treem, the creator and showrunner on Showtime’s acclaimed drama “The Affair,” would serve as writer and executive producer on the project. Warren Littlefield, executive producer
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Gal Gadot Nearing Deal To Star In Hedy Lamarr Limited Series From Sarah Treem For Showtime

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Gal Gadot Nearing Deal To Star In Hedy Lamarr Limited Series From Sarah Treem For Showtime
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is close to a deal to headline and executive produce a limited series about film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, from The Affair co-creator/executive producer Sarah Treem, The Handmaid’s Tale producer Warren Littlefield and Endeavor Content.

Treem is in talks to write the limited series, which will chronicle the life and career of Lamarr, to be played by Gadot.

Israel-born Gadot had been looking to do a project about Lamarr, who has been referred to as a real-life Jewish “Wonder Woman” whose inventions led to WiFi and Gps.

I hear Treem came up with an idea on how to tell Lamarr’s remarkable story that Gadot sparked to. The project was taken to Showtime through Treem’s relationship there. She is the showrunner of The Affair, which is wrapping its fourth season and heading into its fifth and final season. Treem co-created the
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Gal Gadot, 'Affair' Co-Creator Zero in on Hedy Lamarr Series for Showtime

Gal Gadot, 'Affair' Co-Creator Zero in on Hedy Lamarr Series for Showtime
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is nearing a deal to topline a Showtime limited series from Sarah Treem, co-creator of The Affair.

Gadot would play actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in the project, sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Showtime declined comment, sort of.

"If Hedy Lamarr and Gal Gadot and Sarah Treem come together on Showtime, we would be very happy about it," Showtime programming president Gary Levine said Monday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. 

The series would chronicle the life of Lamarr, the Austrian-born actress who starred in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films. She ...
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Why Hannah Gadsby and Hedy Lamarr Are Both Having a Bombshell Moment Right Now (Guest Blog)

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Two of the most talked about shows right now — both streaming on Netflix — are “Nanette,” the passionate and potentially game-changing performance by comedian Hannah Gadsby, and “Bombshell,” a documentary about the woman many consider the most beautiful to ever grace a screen.

On the face of it, you might think there could not be two more diverse women: Gadsby is an Australian gender- and genre-probing lesbian. Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born Jew who emigrated here and found film stardom — as well as six husbands. But viewers are clearly responding to both women who, while more than 70 years apart, are capturing a moment. The truth is, if the two time-traveled to meet, they might say, “Yeah, me too!”

Gadsby, whose powerful and surprising rant of a performance manages to analyze and question her dedication to stand-up comedy — claims she has often been the butt of jokes, and asks what self-deprecation means
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