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It’s official: David E. Kelley has cast the woman who will be his Wonder Woman, and it’s “Friday Night Lights” alum Adrianne Palicki, who has been spending her time evenly on the big screen (“Legion”, the upcoming “Red Dawn” remake) and on the tube (the recently canceled “Lone Star”).
Press release ahoy:
Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights,” “Red Dawn”) will star in the title role of “Wonder Woman,” a new series pilot from David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal,” NBC’s “Harry’s Law”).
The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman – a.k.a. Diana Prince – is 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. Kelley and Bill D’Elia (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s “The Event”). “Wonder Woman” is from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Palicki, who appeared as Tyra Collette in NBC’s acclaimed “Friday Night Lights,” will star in the upcoming feature-film remake of “Red Dawn.” She also starred in the horror film “Breaking the Girl” and in the recent series “Lone Star.”
I gotta admit, I’ve been a fan of Adrianne Palicki since her “Friday Night Lights” days, and thought her first major movie role in “Legion” was pretty aces. The former model-turned-actress is definitely tall enough (she’s 5’11″), and can easily bulk up just enough to play a convincing Amazonian Princess. I’ve only seen her as a blonde on TV and on the big screen, but I’m sure a little darkness won’t ruin those gorgeous looks one bit.
ADDED: Adrianne Palicki is a blonde for most of her projects, but she went brunette for her role in the recently canceled “Lone Star”. Here’s a nice full picture of her.