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tv CW looking to cast for 'Iris' A Wonder Woman Origin Story

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To all actresses in their early to mid-20s who are 5?8? or taller ? you may be TV?s next Wonder Woman. I?ve learned that Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the CW drama project Amazon, has hired a casting director to launch a search for the lead in the project in anticipation of a potential pilot pickup. A breakdown for the role has been released, providing a glimpse into the Tarzan-like fish-out-of-water premise and the central character of the Wonder Woman origin story written by Allan Heinberg that chronicles the female superhero?s life as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers.

According to the breakdown I?ve obtained, her name is Iris. ?She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She?s delighted ?and just as often horrified ? by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It?s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ?to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she?s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what?s on her mind at all times. She?s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you?re lying to her. And she doesn?t have time or patience for politics or tact because she?s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ?and things to learn ?and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ?and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.?

The casting search is being done while the script for the project is still being written. It is not unusual for studios to do preliminary casting work on high-profile projects before a green light, especially those whose success hinges on casting the lead. The CW is having its biggest hit in years this fall with a show about a DC superhero, freshman Arrow, so the network?s desire to try to emulate that success with another comic book-inspired franchise is understandable.

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