EXCLUSIVE: Connie Britton and Oliver Platt have been added to the cast of Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman, the biopic from writer/director Angela Robinson. The two join Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans and Bella Heathcoate.
The film details the true story of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Evans), Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941; his wife, fellow psychologist and inventor Elizabeth (Hall); and their polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student of Marston’s and an academic in her own right. Britton will play Josette Frank, a brilliant and uncompromising psychologist who thought Marston to be anti-feminist and believed his ideas were dangerous. Platt plays M.C. Gaines, the portly, hot-tempered editor at Sensation Comics who discovered superman.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently picked up worldwide rights to the Topple Productions and Boxspring Entertainment indie film. Amy Redford, Andrea Sperling, and Terry Leonard are producing.
Britton’s recent film credits include Sundance pic Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and This Is Where I Leave You opposite Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. On the tv side, she is set to reprise her role in the CMT-revived Nashville. She is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Platt, also with WME, can currently be seen in Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, EuropaCorp’s Shut In with Naomi Watts, and on NBC’s Chicago Med.