More details surrounding Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” are coming out of the woodworks. Danish actress Connie Nielsen has just signed on to play Hippolyta, Wonder Woman’s mother; meanwhile, actor Chris Pine is spilling some plot details of the upcoming film.
Nielsen joins a cast that already includes Gal Gadot as the titular superhero, Chris Pine as Wonder Woman’s love interest Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Ewen Bremner. Nicole Kidman was originally rumored for the role, but had to pass due to her role on HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news, and also reports that the film is currently shooting in the U.K. and Italy. Nielsen is known for roles on “The Following,” “The Good Wife” and “Nymphomaniac Vol. 1.”
Chris Pine also revealed the first big details about the film, telling the Toronto Sun a little bit more about his character, the setting of the film and details on the film’s female director, Patty Jenkins.
Of his character, Steve Trevor, Pine says, “Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization.”
In the interview, he also reveals that the film takes place during World War I, and praises the decision saying that “it’s a period we don’t see often; it’s usually World War II.”
The actor also praised his director, saying Jenkins is “directing the daylights out of it,” and adding that the film is beautifully shot and “feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility.”
The film will be released in theaters June 23 of next year.