Gal Gadot, currently filming with director Patty Jenkins next year’s sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, is set to portray actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a Showtime limited series
The series would come from Sarah Treem, co-creator of The Affair, and will chronicle the life of Lamarr, the Austrian-born performer who starred in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films.
Lamarr was also an inventor who, along with composer George Antheil, one of her friends, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that presaged Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. Lamarr and Antheil were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Lamarr’s life was recounted in the 2017 documentary Bombshell, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired in May as part of PBS’ American Masters series. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.