Annapurna Pictures has released a trailer for their forthcoming biopic Professor Marston & the Wonder Women.
The film examines the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston and how he Wonder Woman in 1941. It explores the inspiration he drew from his wife Elizabeth, and their relationship with Olive Byrne. Combining their feminist ideals to create a superhero that young girls could look up to.
Synopsis: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Frank L. Ridley, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt, and Bella Heathcote. It was written and directed by Angela Robinson.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women will open in theaters on October 27th, 2017.