South African Actress Tanit Phoenix Linked to WONDER WOMAN Role
Published: November 2, 2010 - 7:28am
Warner Bros is actively pursuing a new television series centered around the Amazonian princess of comic book fame, and the latest rumor names the Lost Boys actress as a possible candidate for the part.
The debate of whether DC Entertainment would bring a live-action Wonder Woman adaptation to the silver screen was quelled last month when it was announced David E.Kelley had been tapped to write and produce a series for television based on the popular comic book character. Although the project is still in the early stages of creation, fans are already busy trying to figure out who should wield the Amazonian warrior's Lasso of Truth and magical wrist-lets. Inevitably, many actresses and their representatives will step up to divulge their interest in the part as well, even though casting is still a ways away.
http://www.whatsplaying.com.au/2010/11/hollywood-insider-lost-girl-as-wonder-woman/ has the latest rumor regarding the property and Lost Boys: The Thirst actress Tanit Phoenix. According to one of their unnamed sources,
"..the model [turned] actress has actually already spoken to key members of the production team and expressed interest… and they’re (that includes some suits at Warner Bros, whom she did The Thirst with) apparently big fans, so her name will undoubtedly be amongst the four or five young actresses that are ultimately shortlisted for the role of the Amazonian princess. 'She will definitely get to screen test', says an insider."
Phoenix's filmography includes the Lost Boys sequel, Death Race 2 and Lord of War. Ironically, the South African's name, Tanit, translates to 'Goddess of Love' or 'Goddess of Life and Death' (depending on the dialect) in Phoenician.
The Wonder Woman television series is currently slated for 2011 release, with the premiere episode in telemovie form. The show is allegedly focus on a contemporary version of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman's American alias.