Cary Elwes Joins Wonder Woman

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Cary Elwes Joins <i>Wonder Woman</i>

Veteran actor Cary Elwes has signed on to David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman revival, Deadline reports, joining a rapidly expanding cast that just added Elizabeth Hurley, Tracie Thoms and Pedro Pascal.

The NBC pilot is described as a reinvention of the DC Comics superheroine (played by Adrianne Palicki), who’s recast as Diana Themyscira, a successful corporate executive who fights crime in Los Angeles as Wonder Woman while trying to balance the elements of her extraordinary life.

Elwes (The Princess Bride, Psych) will play Henry Demeter — Deadline refers to the character as “Detmer,” but he’s Demeter in the widely circulated draft of the pilot — CEO of Themyscira Industries who oversees the day-to-day operations while Wonder Woman fights crime. He acts like an uncle figure, but he’s apparently being positioned as a potential love interest (Elwes is 48 to Palicki’s 27).

The Wonder Woman pilot will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s The Event). Kelley and Bill D’Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice) are the executive producers.