Jessica Biel is in talks to play Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ all-star superhero film Justice League of America, reports Variety.
The potential deal marks the first piece of casting to emerge from the DC Comics-based ensemble project, which is expected to feature Superman, Batman, the Flash and Aquaman in addition to Wonder Woman.
George Miller (Happy Feet) will direct the big screen adaptation. Kieran and Michele Mulroney wrote the script.
Biel is filming the indie drama Powder Blue, which wraps in October, opposite Forest Whitaker. She will then segue to A Woman of No Importance, based on the play by Oscar Wilde. That leaves room on the actress’ schedule for “Justice League,” which Warner is fast-tracking as a project before any potential strikes. However, the film’s likelihood hinges on the studio’s ability to assemble a cast of superheroes in a small window of time.
The trade says the studio declined comment, saying that it prefers to announce an entire cast rather than piecemeal deals.