Elizabeth Hurley to appear in "Wonder Woman" pilot

Thu Mar 3, 2011 8:39pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley says she has joined David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman."

"Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman," she Tweeted. "I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait."

NBC declined to confirm the casting, but a source said there is a deal contingent on Hurley obtaining a work visa. The role will be as a guest star in the pilot.

Former "Friday Night Lights" star Adrianne Palicki has been cast as the new Wonder Woman.

The project is a retelling of the DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman (Palicki), a.k.a. Diana Prince, tries to balance her life as a vigilante crime fighter, a successful corporate executive and a modern woman.