Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: Angela Robinson’s Tale of the Icon’s Origins

The superhero origin tale, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940s.

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.

Angela Robinson directed the film from her own script with Luke Evans playing Marston.  Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote play Elizabeth and Olive, respectively.

Amy Redford and Terry Leonard produced the project.  Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling and Clare Munn serve as executive producers.

Directed and written by: Angela Robinson

Cast:

Luke Evans

Bella Heathcote

Rebecca Hall

Connie Britton

Running time: 108 minutes                                                                      Rating: R

 

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