Tanit Phoenix Linked Once Again to WONDER WOMAN TV Series Role
Published: February 7, 2011 - 9:15am
The South African actress was previously linked to the role of DC's Amazonian princess, and now her name pops up again along with her unconfirmed casting in Safe House alongside Ryan Reynolds.
Veteran showrunner David E. Kelley's "modernized" take on DC Comics' Wonder Woman has been picked up by NBC, though no date for the pilot's production start or small screen airing has been established yet. Inevitably, many actresses and their representatives will step up audition for the role. Late last year Lost Boys actress Tanit Phoenix was mentioned as a possible candidate to don the bulletproof wristlets and wield the Lasso of Truth.
Ironically, the same site who linked the South African starlet to the part has brought up her name yet again. What's Playing is claiming that Phoenix is now a front runner for the dual identity of Wonder Woman and Diana Prince. Phoenix's filmography includes the Lost Boys sequel, Death Race 2 and Lord of War. The site has also gone on to state another of the actresses' future roles, though it remains unconfirmed:
"Reps for the model/actress (she was recently in Death Race 2) have confirmed Ms Phoenix’s casting (”Tanit begins filming next week“) but are keeping a tight-lid on details of her character. Suffice to say, Phoenix will largely be working with Reynolds and Washington."
The Wonder Woman television series is currently slated for 2011 release on NBC, with the premiere episode in telemovie form. The show will showcase a contemporary version of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman's American alias.