Deadline reports that Sony Picture Worldwide has acquired Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic about the life of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women began production this week with Angela Robinson on as the writer and director, and with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Fast & Furious 6) in the lead role and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) co-starring.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women will detail the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student who became an academic.
The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.
Marston was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006. DC Comics is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman.
No further details or release date have been announced. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.