UPDATE: Elizabeth Hurley To Play Veronica Cale In Wonder Woman Pilot, Tracie Thoms Cast As Etta!

The British actress has revealed earlier today via her Twitter account that she will play the villain in the upcoming NBC pilot and Tracie Thoms has also signed on to play Etta...

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By Josh Wilding - 3/3/2011
The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman – a/k/a Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.




Various details about the upcoming pilot have found their way online recently, but this is the first piece of major casting news we've gotten since it was announced that Adrianne Palicki would play the Amazonian princess. The pilot was written by David E. Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner.

UPDATE: Deadline now report that the actress wil guest star in the pilot as Veronica Cale, who they describe as: "the beautiful, highly educated head of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the country who is afflicted with serious deep-seated Wonder Woman envy."

They also reveal that former Cold Case star Tracie Thoms will play Etta, Wonder Woman's always cheerful personal assistant.







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Source: Twitter
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StrangerX - 3/3/2011, 7:01 AM
She's cool I guess.
TheGreatone0207 - 3/3/2011, 7:08 AM
NOT BABD
ironpool007 - 3/3/2011, 7:10 AM
Are you kidding? She should have been Wonder Woman herself.
JoshWilding - 3/3/2011, 7:10 AM
Perhaps the only decent thing about this show so far. Why? Well, I can think of a couple of very good reasons... :)

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marvel72 - 3/3/2011, 7:11 AM
she's nice to look at,but she can't act.

that why her character in austin powers was killed off.
ThaMessenger07 - 3/3/2011, 7:13 AM
YES!!!!!!!! I LOVE ME SOME ELIZABETH HURLEY!!!

She was one of the first women that I googled! lmao
Denn1s - 3/3/2011, 7:17 AM
she is sooooo beautiful...
Reasonnnn - 3/3/2011, 7:18 AM
Do I make you randy?! - Austin Powers
the420fanboy - 3/3/2011, 7:22 AM
someone should tell her that all villians are evil...
Conaan - 3/3/2011, 7:23 AM
Good deal!
Roscoe182 - 3/3/2011, 7:33 AM
Really Liz hurley .... FAIL she cant act
InfiniteMonkey - 3/3/2011, 7:44 AM
@teabag Ahahahahahahahahhahaaaa!
DarthLaney - 3/3/2011, 7:52 AM
Now we know why she suddenly up and left Warnie balls out in Melbourne last month.
crazyray - 3/3/2011, 7:57 AM
@Tea- jesus, man i just spit my morning coffee out all over my accounting. LOL. too funny, man.
JackBauer - 3/3/2011, 7:57 AM
Catfight! Bow-chiki-wow-wow!
RorMachine - 3/3/2011, 7:58 AM
She is one of the sexiest women on the planet. Unfortunately she is also one of the worst actresses on the planet. Any small hope I had for this has well and truly dissipated. They will cast Peter Andre as Ares next.
Minotauro - 3/3/2011, 8:03 AM
"Now id love to slap my nuts on her boobs".. I second that @tea.
patriautism - 3/3/2011, 8:17 AM
Hurley is a SUPER hot milf, but every thing I've seen her in was pure awful.
I mean Bedazzled, Austin Powers, Serving Sara,..
She hasn't done anything since like 2003 though, so maybe she took acting classes.
GUNSMITH - 3/3/2011, 8:18 AM
YAY
SageMode - 3/3/2011, 8:18 AM
First Diane Lane with Superman, now Elizebeth Hurley with Wonder Women. THE MILFS ARE TAKING OVER!!!!!! YESSSSS
KUSlacker - 3/3/2011, 8:19 AM
^^^^ indeed!!
this is a great day for cmb casting
loganoneil - 3/3/2011, 8:22 AM
Ror brings up a good point - sure, she's hot as hell, but there's a REASON why she hasn't done anything in almost 7 years people... she STINKS as an actor! This show is hitting rock-botton WAY too fast for me!
write33 - 3/3/2011, 8:23 AM
ugh, I'm with Ror. she is INCREDIBLY attractive but geez, not an acting talent. you want your first villain to be a real, substantial threat and make a strong first impression, not just be easy on the eyes.... and wouldn't she perhaps make more sense for Hippolyta? ...eesh, I so have low expectations for this show already. ...to be a total geek, the costume will really be a make or break point for me on watching or skipping.
dnno1 - 3/3/2011, 8:25 AM
For those of you who say that Liz Hurly can't act, this is about the best she's done:

Rorschach12311 - 3/3/2011, 8:32 AM
bedazzled was awesome
gambgel - 3/3/2011, 8:36 AM
agreed with ironpool007.

She looks like Wonderwoman much more than the actrees choosen.
MAXQ1961 - 3/3/2011, 8:38 AM
Sounds like someone needed money, haven't seen her or heard about her in a long time. I am not giving this show too much of a chance. Bionic Woman all over again!
LobsterJohnston - 3/3/2011, 8:41 AM
Her evil superpower is passing on the stink of Hugh Grant's junk
LEEE777 - 3/3/2011, 8:48 AM
Would've been better ina MOVIE, but oh well... take what we can get! : P
TurdFergunson - 3/3/2011, 9:30 AM
NBC is piling up the hot a$$ an great ta-ta's for this pilot. i hope some early photo's leak
otakux3r0 - 3/3/2011, 9:33 AM
Screw this! I'm a huge Liz Hurley fan, but C'MON! This should be a movie. When are these guy's gonna stop dicking around, and give the fans what they want?!
Growler - 3/3/2011, 10:22 AM
This just keeps getting worse, doesnt it?
Has this show been commissioned for a full season or just the pilot? I only ask as I really don't expect this to survive for 13 or 22 weeks.
topcat10 - 3/3/2011, 10:30 AM
She would make a good Circe, but these made for TV shows tend to invent their own characters for the sake of it. As a side issue how come you Yanks like making us Brits the villain in TV shows and movies?

GarthRanzz - 3/3/2011, 10:46 AM
I agree she would be an awesome Circe. Maybe if the Brits would've treated us Yanks better 250 years ago, we wouldn't always cast you as villains.
jazzman - 3/3/2011, 12:12 PM

@teabag

LMAO
yeoldeemoney - 3/3/2011, 12:35 PM
I am one Yank who will gladly admit that most British actors are better than American actors. I could care less who plays the role of Spider-man, Superman, or Batman, especially since British actors can perfectly imitate American accents.
steelrocks - 3/3/2011, 1:56 PM
teabag! lol

guys let's wait and see before bashing it
CherryBomb - 3/3/2011, 2:24 PM
Elizabeth Hurley is gorgeous!
sooo fierce. She'd be an amazing villain.

SkaarJones - 3/3/2011, 2:35 PM
She's hotter than the new WW.
JackBauer - 3/3/2011, 2:36 PM
@tea - Why should I forget what happened? No hard feelings here, we won! Bring on the British hotties! The only thing I like better than boobs are boobs with a British accent ;)
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