Jewish Journal

Gal Gadot to Play Screen Legend Hedy Lamarr

Gal Gadot is gearing up to play another glamorous Jewish actress, Old Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr. The Israeli “Wonder Woman” star is close to signing a deal for a Showtime limited series in which she would portray the Austrian-born beauty, as well as executive produce with writer Sarah Treem (“The Affair”) and Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

As the 2017 documentary “Bombshell,” now on Netflix, depicts, Lamarr had a brilliant mind and invented a radio guidance system based on frequency-hopping technology that led to Wifi and GPS. It also reveals her Jewish identity, something Lamarr kept hidden from her own children.