Adrianne Palicki is David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    I swear to god she better dye her hair. And please someone rewrite the script from what I saw it was horrible. Warner Bros is trying to be Marvel’s overshadowed older brother. All that experience and nothing besides Batman to offer that is any good.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i think she is a good choice

  • Thescowl

    She would be a good choice for Wonder Woman. She does have that amazon look especially the eyes and lips. I also liked her in Legion.

    I hope they make it worth watching and not some cheessy crappy ready to pull the plug after the pilot is shown tv show. If they do, please do not hire these writers again.

  • Juggernaut

    She’s not a bad pick. I would have liked to see a taller, more athletic looking WW personally. I guess we’ll see soon enough.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      at 5’11” she isnt exactly short, and there aren’t too many women the height you want that can act and not just look good. She’s a decent actress and i think she’ll do okay. That said I’m still not feeling the direction this show is heading.

      • Juggernaut

        I agree. From what i read of the synopsis a few weeks back it sounds horrible. I’m not even really behind a T.V. series for WW anyway. She is a DC/WB tentpole. If there is any four characters that should be given their own movies and franchises it is Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash. Save the T.V. series’ for second tier players like Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Aquaman, etc. I also guess you are right about there not being a lot of people who can act and fit the physical requiremants that I’m looking for.
        I was hoping for another Rebecca Romijn. Model turned actress who fit the bill and delivered the performance. There must be a few of them out there… right?

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          You’re looking at her. LOL. And I don’t even mind her getting a tv show or some of the changes, but the others were made literally to fit Kelley’s writing style and show format.
          As for a film, she can still get one. Superman Returns was out while Smallville was on the air so it can be done.

          • Juggernaut

            I agree. However, Superman is a big enough character to pull off a multi-media range. WW is not in my opinion. The thing that frustrates me the most is the fact that Smallville was not allowed to use some characters in it’s run because of the characters being optioned for movie deals. Now a few years later they are using WW for a T.V. series. WTF! I think it would have been cool to see the original JL in the Smallville universe. Instead they were reduced to second and third string characters (except Flash aka Impulse!?!?!) While I’m a fan of Green Arrow, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Justice Society Of America and The Legion Of Super-heroes they’re not the big leagues!

  • super-ramen

    while I like the choice (a little thicker would be nicer)…according to Ralph Garmen from Kroq, the script E. Kelley helped pen up is full of product placements and Ally McBeal storylines about old bfs.