“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot has found her next project: MGM's supernatural thriller titled “Deeper”.
Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in the film, which was a hot Max Landis spec package when the studio picked it up in 2016, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
Kornel Mundruczo, the Hungarian director behind “White God”, is directing the project, which centers on a disgraced astronaut who is on a deep-sea dive exploring a newly discovered trench but soon finds himself confronted by a sinister and dangerous force. It was described as having a tone similar to recent hits “Gravity” and “The Martian”.
It is not yet known which character Gadot will play.
David Goyer, Kevin Turen, Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder and Landis are producing, as is Cooper.
Gadot became an international star thanks to her “Wonder Woman” role, with the movie becoming not only a phenomenon but one of the year's biggest hits, grossing over $818 million worldwide.
The actress will be back for the superhero film's sequel, which will be once again directed by Patty Jenkins, but the goal is for her to shoot “Deeper” before segueing to the Warners DC movie.
Cooper, a multiple Oscar nominee, was also last 'seen' (actually mostly heard) in a comic-book tentpole, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2” directed by James Gunn, where he voiced (and acted in motion-capture) Rocket Racoon.
Source: Hollywood Reporter