Per Deadline, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has announced that is has acquired worldwide rights to the film Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcoate, the story behind the relationship between Dr. William Moulton Marston (Evans), Elizabeth Marston (Hall), Olive Byrne (Heathcoate) and the creation of Wonder Woman.
Production began this week, and the film is written and directed by Angela Robinson.
The logline on this fascinating project is below:
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him. Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
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