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Theron to play Hedy Lamarr

HedyLamarr.jpgCharlize Theron is being tipped to play another real life person, and this time it's someone from Hollywood, old Hollywood to be exact.

She's in talks to play Hedy Lamarr in the screen biography of the actress and inventor, yes I did say inventor, for her life is an incredibly strange one.

Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood screen icon who was born in 1913 and lived until 2000, aged a superb eighty six. She was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her biggest film was as Delilah in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah which also starred Victor Mature.

However it's not just her great screen roles she's known for, but for her co-invention, along with the composer George Antheil, of a communication system in 1941 which used a piano roll to change between eighty eight different frequencies.

Although it wasn't used until 1962 as a torpedo radio guidance system, it proved very successful and became the basis for modern day spread-spectrum communication used in such devices as cordless telephones and WiFi connections.

Yes it almost sounds beyond belief, but those are the great achievements of the Hollywood icon, as well as her efforts of raising money for the US war effort.

The film is to be directed by Amy Redford, the daughter of Robert Redford, and she and Charlize Theron, according to The Guardian, have met for discussions about the role.

I think she'd be perfect to play the character. She's beautiful, she's an equivalent Hollywood icon, and the story of Lamarr is definitely one I'd love to hear more about.



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