Is Tanit Phoenix the Frontrunner for David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman TV Series?

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A “Wonder Woman” TV series from David E. Kelley. The guy who did “Ally McBeal” and the 5,000 other lawyer shows about eccentric but brilliant lawyers on TV. Yeah, that guy.

Anyways, according to What’s Playing, Tanit Phoenix, who recently appeared as a hot to trot vampire novelist in “The Lost Boys: The Thirst” sequel, is apparently up for the role of the Amazon princess in the upcoming TV series from Warner Bros. TV.

My contact passes on a rumor that the model cum actress has actually already spoken to key members of the production team and expressed interest… and they’re (that includes some suits at Warner Bros, whom she did The Thirst with) apparently big fans, so her name will undoubtedly be amongst the four or five young actresses that are ultimately shortlisted for the role of the Amazonian princess. “She will definitely get to screen test”, says an insider.

While she definitley has the looks and the body for the role, I’m not so sure about the acting chops. I mean, she was decent in “The Thirst”, but she didn’t exactly blow me away. Then again, it was a horror movie sequel (and a campy one at that), so who knows, she may be camping it up with the rest of the boys and was saving up the skills for another, more demanding movie, or TV show. Maybe.

In any case, here’s Tanit Phoenix. Amazon princess enough for ya?

Tanit Phoenix

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

    Well I looked her up. SHe’s 5’9″ and looks the part. She could use a little more muscle though. She can do a bunch of accents and is atheletic. My only problem is that she’s a new actress. Personally I’d prefer the suggestion of a friend of mine; Bridget Regan who plays Khalan Amnell in “THe Legend of The Seeker” tv series. She looks the part, is 5’8″ and already played a strong female character in that series, and she’s not bad with fight coreography.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      That’s actually not a bad choice. Regan is already an old pro with fight choreography after what, three years on “LOTS”? She’d be great as WW, though probably unlikely given that she’s committed to “LOTS”. Hard to front two series at the same time…

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

        Is there a 3rd season of it coming? I’ve been wondering and waiting since the end of the seconds season. It was a pretty well done finale and could be a series one as well as most of the loose ends were tied up. That said I’d love another season. I was actually surprised at just how good the show really is. I mean it’s everything that was great about “Hercules” and “Xena” but more serious and with a firm fantasy setting. If there isn’t a 3rd season she’s my best choice for it.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          I haven’t heard anything about it being canceled…

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

            Good! LoL. And yet Bad…She’d be SUCH a good WW!!

    • B-Flash

      That’s exactly who I thought would be great for the role or maybe Taylor Cole (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1543157/) she’s 5’8″ and very athletic the only problem is shes doing The Event.

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

        Great minds think alike and all that. Yeah Cole would work but she’s yet another one that’s taken…unless they kill her character off. maybe that will be…”The Event!” lol.

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

    she looks decent – personally i would like to see erin cummings get the role —
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1423270/

    i think she would be perfect – hopefully they will get a young enogh girl that it can be treated like smallville

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

      It took me a minute to figure out who that was. I knew I recognized the name…SSorry Zack, she’s too short (at least I think she is, her height isn’t mentioned but I remember her being alot shorter than Whitfield in “Spartacus”). Whoever plays this role has to be at least 5’8″-6′. Gotta be amazonian in stature. She definitely looks the part though. As for doing the show like “Smallville” please no. I think that ship has sailed. I don’t want another coninuing adventures of the hero before they were the hero show. Watching young Diana meet her first, man (as a teen) and young do this, and young Diana do that would just kill me. Used to think a Batman show like that would be cool, but with as long as “Smallville” has been on I don’t know about that. Actually yeah “The Bruce Wayne Chronicles” is still a good idea.

      • ULIK

        I did always hope that a young Bruce Wayne would have at least made a cameo on Smallville as homeless kid or something. Oh well.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Erin Cummings is very yummy. You can currently catch her poking at dead bodies on “Detroit 187″. The hottest TV coroner EVER.

  • ULIK

    If this chic Tanit Phoenix is any relation to River or Joaquin, then maybe she does have some hidden talent. She looks a little similar to Linda Carter in some pics but she does need to get toned though if it goes to her. Bridget Regan is an inspired choice though but if they could get somebody that looked like a young Cathrine Zeta-Jones that could actually act that would be great. Speaking of Cathrine Zeta-Jones,she’d be great as Hippolyta.

  • Brad_Bane

    Although, sadly, Charisma Carpenter has aged herself out of the role, Miss Phoenix definitely has my vote.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    aha she is hot real hot and to be wonder woman…wow, can’t wait.

  • love

    u people are silly, she is on eof my closest friends and she is NOT short, she is just fine, and is very talented and over the years she has progressed incredibly, im so proud of you tanny! love you! xxx

  • love

    and no she has no relation to river or joaquin, she is south african.

    she is ahrd and dedicated worker, im very proud to be her friend! love you tans

  • love

    and no she has no relation to river or joaquin, she is south african.

    she is ahrd and dedicated worker, im very proud to be her friend! love you tans

  • furaskin

    She is very nice!