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Adrianne Palicki cast as newest Wonder Woman

February 17, 2011 |  4:30 pm

Adrianne Palicki will play Wonder Woman

"Friday Night Lights" actress Adrianne Palicki is set to play Wonder Woman in NBC's reboot of the DC Comics superhero, our friends at Hero Complex tell us.

Palicki, 27, will be following in Lynda Carter's red boot-clad footsteps. Carter played the Amazonian princess on television between 1976 and 1979.

Palicki also had long stints on "Supernatural" and "South Beach" and most recently appeared in Fox's country "Lone Star," which was canceled after two episodes because of low ratings. You may also have seen her in "Legion."

But come fall, you'll know her as Wonder Woman and her alter ego, Diana Price (assuming the David E. Kelley series' pilot is a hit), as she navigates the corporate world in Los Angeles while fighting crime and attempting to balance her superhero life with her regular life.

The football-drama alumna was the only actress invited to test for the role, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Palicki is set to appear in "Red Dawn" this summer alongside Chris Hemsworth, another actor tapped to play a superhero. Hemsworth is starring in "Thor" this comic-book-movie-infused summer opposite Natalie Portman.

Read more on the scoop at Hero Complex. And let us know — how does this woman rank in the "wonder" department?

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— Nardine Saad
twitter.com/NardineSaad

Photos: Adrianne Palicki, left, and Wonder Woman. Credits: NBC, left; DC Comics, right.

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