By Danielle Jackson
Updated October 07, 2016 at 06:14 PM EDT
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Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

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Wonder Woman’s standalone movie is hitting screens next summer with Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, and now the iconic character’s origin story is getting a movie of its own.

Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote are set to star in the upcoming indie feature film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which tells the story of the man behind Wonder Woman’s creation and the women who inspired him, it was announced Friday.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up the worldwide rights for the film, which has already begun production.

Angela Robinson is directing the film from a screenplay she wrote. Amy Redford, Andrea Sperling, and Terry Leonard are producing, and Transparent creator Jill Soloway is executive producing along with Boxspring Entertainment co-founder Clare Munn.

Evans, who will play Marston, can be seen in the just-released thriller The Girl on the Train and recently wrapped production on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Hall was last seen in this year’s The BFG, while Heathcote will appear in Fifty Shades Darker, which hits theaters in February.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

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