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Gal Godot set to play Hedy Lamarr in new Showtime TV series

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Story by Jack Foley

WONDER Woman star Gal Godot looks set to play Hedy Lamarr in a new Showtime limited series from Sarah Treem, co-creator of The Affair.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series would chronicle the life of Lamarr, the Austrian-born actress who starred in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films.

However, aside from Tinseltown in its heyday, Lamarr was also an inventor who, along with her friend, composer George Antheil, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that is widely recognised as being a blueprint for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology.

Lamarr and Antheil were subsequently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 for their contributions.

Gadot is now firmly on Hollywood’s A-list following the critical and box office success of Wonder Woman last year. She is currently filming a sequel with director Patty Jenkins.

Her other recent credits include Keeping Up With The Joneses and Criminal, while she’s also attached to Red Notice, opposite Dwayne Johnson.

The as-yet unnamed Lamarr series would be Gadot’s first major role on American TV. She has previously only guest starred on Entourage and appeared in the short-lived CW series The Beautiful Life in 2009.

The Affair, which Treem co-created with Hagai Levi, wraps its fourth season later this month (August 2018) and has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

As yet, Showtime have refused to comment.