Superheroes: they’re just like us! They, too, have to deal with moms trying to butt in on their adventures.
THR reports that Wonder Woman, which is currently shooting in the U.K. and Italy, has just added Nielsen to its cast. Her character Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons, in addition to being the mother of Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman. The film also stars Chris Pine as Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor, plus Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis in as-yet-unnamed roles.
|‘Wonder Woman’ Casts Connie Nielsen as Wonder Woman’s Mom, Hippolyta|
It’s long been suspected that Hippolyta would show up the movie. Nicole Kidman was rumored for the part early on, but once it became apparent she wasn’t in the movie speculation moved on to Wright. With Nielsen now confirmed as Hippolyta, though, we’re back at square one with regard to Wright’s role in the film.
Nielsen is a Danish actress known in the U.S. for playing Lucilla opposite Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. She’s also appeared on the TV shows The Following and The Good Wife, and the films Rushmore, The Devil’s Advocate, One Hour Photo, and Nymphomaniac Vol. 1. Her upcoming project include Stratton, a thriller fromExpendables 2 director Simon West; and Ali and Nino, a Sundance drama from Amy helmer Asif Kapadia.
Wonder Woman opens June 23, 2017. Patty Jenkins is directing. Source: SlashFilm