Connie Nielsen Cast as Gal Gadot’s Mother in ‘Wonder Woman’

Nielsen will play Hippoyta, the queen of the Amazons

Danish actress Connie Nielsen, best known for her portrayal of the Roman queen in “Gladiator,” has been cast to play Gal Gadot‘s mom in Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman.”

In the film that also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Ewen Bremner, Gadot is playing an Amazonian princess.

Nielsen will play Hippoyta, the queen of the Amazons.

“Wonder Woman”¬†has already begun¬†shooting in the United Kingdom and Italy and is slated for a June 23, 2017 release.

Nielsen’s past film credits include “The Devil’s Advocate,” “3 Days To Kill,” “The Hunted” and “The Great Raid.” She also starred as Ramona Lytton on “The Good Wife” and as Lily Gray on “The Following.”

Nielsen is repped by UTA, Lasher Group and Lichter Adler.