Michelle MacLaren Closes Deal to Develop and Direct ‘Wonder Woman’

As TheWrap was the first to report, the “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” director first emerged as a frontrunner earlier this fall

Michelle MacLaren has closed her deal to develop Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” as a director, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

As TheWrap was the first to report, MacLaren emerged as the frontrunner for the directing job earlier this fall. Now she will develop the film alongside the film’s writers, who have yet to be named, and producers including Zack Snyder.

“Wonder Woman” will star Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, who will make her first appearance in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The solo “Wonder Woman” movie is slated to be released in 2017.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” Snyder said at the time of Gadot’s casting. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

MacLaren is a two-time Emmy winner for her work as an executive producer on AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” and she also directed 11 episodes of the show. Most recently, MacLaren directed an episode of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul.” She’s represented by ICM Partners, which also reps Gadot.

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