Publicity photo of Hedy Lamarr


Variety is reporting that Israeli screen siren Gal Gadot is close to a deal to star in a Showtime series based on the life of Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.

Lamarr helped create a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. That technology has been used in Bluetooth technology and was similar to methods used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi.

Her famous movies are “Samson and Delilah,” “Boom Town,” and “Come Live With Me.” Both of her parents were Jewish.

The series has not been formally picked up by Showtime, but it would be a limited series should the deal become finalized.

Sarah Treem, the creator and showrunner on Showtime’s acclaimed drama “The Affair,” would serve as writer and executive producer on the project. Warren Littlefield, executive producer of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Fargo” at FX, would also executive produce. Both Gadot and her husband, Jaron Varsano, would executive produce.

Gadot was a model and former Miss Israel before she got into acting, making her debut in 2009’s “Fast & Furious.” She is best known for her portrayal of the DC superhero Wonder Woman. She first played the iconic character in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” before starring in the self-titled “Wonder Woman” film. The latter movie went on to gross over $820 million worldwide. She played the character again in “Justice League” and is currently filming the sequel “Wonder Woman 1984.”


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