NBC’s Wonder Woman has found her nemesis: Austin Powers star Elizabeth Hurley says she’ll co-star in the much buzzed about superhero reboot.
“Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman,” Hurley posted on her Twitter feed. “I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.”
Hurley’s character runs a pharmaceutical company (and doesn’t that alone tell you she’s evil) that is making a drug that makes people stronger. She wants to build an army that will, among other devilish things, take down Wonder Woman, whom she’s fiercely jealous of. More details and other castings after the jump…
Sources say Hurley’s deal isn’t done, it’s pending until she gets her visa. Also, the role is considered a guest starring gig. David E. Kelley is reinventing Diana Prince as a modern day hero with former Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki in the title role.
Also in casting news, Ginnifer Goodwin has landed the dual role of Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret Blanchard in ABC’s Once Upon a Time fantasy pilot.
Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown) joins Lone Star‘s Jame Wolk in ABC’s political drama pilot Georgetown.
Rachelle Lefevre (Off the Map) has landed the female lead in NBC’s drama pilot The Crossing — which suggests Map isn’t likely to stick around for another season.
Leslie Bibb has been added to ABC’s Good Christian Bitches pilot.