The British actress Elizabeth Hurley has revealed via her twitter account that she will play the evil villain in the upcoming NBC pilot Wonder Woman which follows the DC heroine's re-imagined life in the City of Angels. Hurley is credited for her role in Mike Myers' Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Updated: Hit the jump to check out who Hurley will play.
According to BleedingCool Hurley is set to play "Veronica Cale" the pharmaceutical industrialist character created by Greg Rucka in the comic book to be a “Lex Luthor for Wonder Woman” and the site even posted a character description from a script segment they came by.
"She will play Veronica Cale, the pharmaceutical industrialist character created by Greg Rucka in the comic book to be a Lex Luthor for Wonder Woman"
Cale is described at comicVine as thus:
"Dr. Veronica Cale sought to discredit Wonder Woman through Diana's controversial new book. Cale allied herself with some of Wonder Woman's deadliest enemies - using Dr. Psycho to create a riot outside of the embassy, up-grading the weaponry of the Silver Swan, helping Medusa in "man's world", and eventually teaming with Circe to help return Circe's daughter Lyta to her mother.Cale's hatred of Wonder Woman seems to be founded in jealousy, as she believes if there is a Wonder Woman, it is her. Cale's father left before she was born, her mother died early of cancer. Cale, however, was able to gain a number of doctorate degrees and become a self-made millionaire and philanthropist. These accomplishments, Cale believes, have made her more worthy of revere than being born into fame and riches, as she believes Diana was.Cale was a scientist who worked on the Four Horsemen project on Oolong Island. She became the President of the island when it attained sovereign nation status. Currently she is working on a means to send the Horsemen "back to wherever they came from" while at the same time she becomes a relunctant affliant with the Doom Patrol by assisting them on certain missions."