Nicolas Winding Refn Wants Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks For Wonder Woman

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks: Is she Wonder Woman?

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks

The failure of the Wonder Woman TV show hasn’t dampened the ardor of at least one Wonder Woman fan. Director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose indie flicks Bronson and Drive have been buzz heavy if not all that box office heavy, recently talked to Vulture about his desire to direct a Wonder Woman movie and who his ideal choice to play the Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman would be.

Nicolas Winding Refn had been linked to a Wonder Woman movie in 2010 in an interview with Movieline where he described Wonder Woman as his dream “200 million dollar, blockbuster extravaganza.” As Refn walked the red carpet this past Friday at the US premiere of his film Drive starring Ryan Gosling, Vulture asked about Wonder Woman and the director reiterated his dream of the project and then pointed to Drive co-star Christina Hendricks and said “If I ever get to do it, she’s going to be it.”

Christina Hendricks, best known as Mad Men bombshell Joan Harris, has few feature credits to her name. Aside from Drive, she appeared briefly in the romantic comedy Life as We Know It with Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl and has had a number of indie film roles, most recently in Detachment opposite Adrien Brody and Leonie opposite Emily Mortimer. Hendricks will next be seen on the big screen in the comedy I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

While speculation about a Wonder Woman movie remains nothing more than speculation, Hendricks has made some additional news this week. She won the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama award for her work on Mad Men, at the Critics Choice Television Awards.

As for Nicolas Winding Refn, there may yet be a Wonder Woman in his future but for now the director is in pre-production on a pair of projects for 2012 including the crime drama Only God Forgives starring Kristen Scott Thomas and a remake of the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run starring Ryan Gosling.

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Sean Kernan

I have been a film critic online and on the radio for 12 year years. I am a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.