Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall to Star in Sony’s ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’

Written and directed by Angela Robinson, the movie began production this week

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has nabbed the worldwide rights to the biopic “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote are set to star in the movie, which is written and directed by Angela Robinson. It began production this week.

The true story details the life of William Moulton Marston (Evans), who created Wonder Woman in 1941, and his wife and fellow inventor Elizabeth (Hall). Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, a former student of Marston’s, with whom the married couple had a polyamorous relationship. The log line adds that Marston was the inventor of the lie detector and that the inspiration behind Wonder Woman was his wife and Byrne.

Amy Redford, Andrea Sperling and Terry Leonard are producing, while “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway is executive producing with Boxspring Entertainment’s Clare Munn.

Evans currently stars in Universal and DreamWorks’ “The Girl on the Train” and recently finished production on Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast.” He is represented by WME and Shelter PR.

Hall was last seen in “The BFG” and stars as Christine Chubbuck in “Christine,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and sold to The Orchard. She is represented by WME and ID Public Relations.

Heathcote recently starred in “The Neon Demon” and will star as Christian Grey’s ex girlfriend in “Fifty Shades Darker” next year. She is also represented by WME, as well as VanIden Public Relations and Consulting.