Luke Evans has an exciting new role – he will be playing the creator of Wonder Woman in the upcoming film Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.
The film has already begun production and it will co-star Bella Heathcote and Rebecca Hall.
Here is the synopsis (via THR): “In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him. Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.”
All three of the actors announced their roles on Instagram.
“I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be playing Professor Marston in Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (alongside @realrrbecca and @bellalheathcote). I’m looking forward to getting under the skin of such a complicated and influential man – the creator of Wonder Woman and co-inventor of the lie detector,” Luke said.