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Adrianne Palicki is Wonder Woman

Story by Jack Foley

ADRIANNE Palicki, who shot to prominence in the series Friday Night Lights, has been cast as the new Wonder Woman.

The 27-year-old actress will play the title character in David E. Kelley’s forthcoming pilot for NBC, which takes the form of a re-telling of the DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman (Palicki), aka Diana Prince, tries to balance her life as a vigilante crime fighter with being both a successful corporate executive and a modern woman.

Palicki played Tyra Collete in Friday Night Lights and also stars in the forthcoming remake Red Dawn.

Deespite enjoying small screen success with Lights, she also suffered disappointment with the short-lived Texas-set drama Lone Star, which lasted only two episodes last autumn on US TV.

The news comes almost a decade after Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver attempted to launch the property for the big screen.

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