South African model-turned actress Tanit Phoenix is rumored to be in the running for the role of Wonder Woman in writer/producer David E. Kelly’s TV adaptation of DC Comics’ beloved Amazonian heroine. Standing at 5-foot-nine, it’s easy to see the 29-year-old stunner stepping into Lynda Carter’s iconic red boots and tiara.
Until Kelly faces the Lasso of Truth, we won’t know if the rumor is true. What is certain, however, is Phoenix’s role as narrator on Cinemax’s new 13-part mystery series “Femme Fatales.” While producers cite films such as the Wachowski brothers’ Bound and John Dahl’s Red Rock West as inspiration, the show seems to be an American ripoff version of Univision’s sexy anthology series “Mujeres Asesinas (Murderous Women).”
Phoenix can currently be seen as a vampire-romance novelist in the Corey Feldman dead horse Lost Boys: The Thirst. Next year, she can be seen playing an ex-military sniper opposite Danny Trejo in the Universal Pictures’ sequel Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives, available on DVD and Blu-ray disc on Jan. 18, 2011.