More casting news from the Wonder Woman NBC pilot! We already know that Adrianne Palicki, Tyra from Friday Night Lights, is starring as the title character, but thanks to the ever-impressive power of Twitter (insert Charlie Sheen joke here), we now know who will be playing the pilot’s villain: Elizabeth Hurley, surely channeling that old Bedazzled magic. Hurley broke the news last night on her Twitter account, saying she was “thrilled” about the role.
No, she’s not playing Circe or Cheetah or anyone like that, but in news that may be surprising to those who have followed reports surrounding David E. Kelley’s script, she’ll indeed be playing a character from the comics. Deadline says: “Hurley will guest star in the pilot as villain Veronica Cale, the beautiful, highly-educated head of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the country who is afflicted with the serious deep-seated Wonder Woman envy.” Cale, of course, being a nemesis introduced in 2003 by Greg Rucka to serve as, essentially, Wonder Woman’s Lex Luthor.