Cary Elwes Is In 'Wonder Woman' Pilot and 'New Year's Eve'

Friday, 04 March 2011 12:56 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Cary Elwes Is In 'Wonder Woman' Pilot and 'New Year's Eve'

Yesterday, we heard that Elzabeth Hurley had been cast in NBC's Wonder Woman pilot, scoring the role of an evil scientist nemesis to Adrianne Palicki's superpowered Amazonian.  The casting round-up continues today, with Deadline breaking the news that Cary Elwes, best known as Westley in The Princess Bride, has joined the cast as a corporate ally of Diana Themyscira aka Wonder Woman.  Not only that, but the Deadline article also mentions that is also part of the mega-ensemble in Garry Marshall's currently filming Valentine's Day spin-off New Year's Eve.

In the pilot, written by Ally McBeal and Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley, Palicki will play Los Angeles-based vigilante Wonder Woman, Themyscira Industries corporate boss Diana Themyscira, and a third alter ego, Themyscira's meek assistant Diana Prince.  Elwes is set to play her confidant Henry Detmer, who runs the day to day operations at Themyscira Industries and is deeply protective of our heroine.  The character is described as being more like "an uncle" to Diana.

The pilot has a capable director in Jeffrey Reiner, who also directed pilots for Caprica, The Event, and Trauma.

On the romantic comedy front, meanwhile, Elwes is the latest addition to a lengthy list of actors appearing in the spiritual sequel to the nauseatingly precious Valentine's Day.  The film, which reunites director Garry Marshall with VD writer Katherine Fugate, stars Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Carla Gugino, Halle Berry, Jessical Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Dube, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michelle, Sofia Vergara, Josh Duhamel, Julie Andrews, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger, Ryan Seacrest, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, and Frankie Muniz.  

With this one-two punch of televised and cinematic casting, are we at the dawn of a new golden age of Cary Elwes?

Source: Deadline

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