According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman has finally cast Hippoyta. Connie Nielsen, the Danish-born actress who is best known for playing the Roman queen in Gladiator, has joined the cast of the film and is slated to play Wonder Woman’s mom. The movie is currently shooting in the United Kingdom and Italy. Gal Gadot is playing the Amazonian princess with a cast that includes Chris Pine, portraying Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Ewen Bremner.
Nielsen’s recent credits include a stint on the Kevin Bacon crime drama The Following as well as The Good Wife. She also appeared in Nymphomanic Vol. 1. Wonder Woman will be released June 23, 2017.