By Mandela Wells
Susan Sarandon has officially partnered up with Reframed Pictures on a new documentary about Actress Hedy Lamarr.
“This is the story of a Hollywood actress, defined by her appearance, who is secretly a brilliant inventor and changes the course of history,” said the Oscar winning actress
Alexandra Dean is set to direct the film with the working title Hedy: The Untold Story of Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr.
For those who are not familiar, Lamarr was an actress who achieved her first bit of fame by appearing nude at the age of 17 in the 1933 Czech film Ecstasy and later married a big time Austrian businessman who became a weapons dealer for Nazi regime. Lamarr, who was born a Jew, left her husband boarded a boat for America with nothing except a single designer gown. She eventually convinced Louis B. Mayer the head of MGM to sign her a deal.
later on in life She married six other times. Lamarr was also the secret inventor of a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping,” which helped the Allies win the war. It would go on to revolutionize communications all over the world.
Today, Monday November 9th Lamarr would have turned 101. google is celebrating her with a google doodle.
Katherine Drew and Adam Haggiag will be producing, Sarandon and Michael Kantor will serve as exec producers on the project, alongside David Koh and Dan Braun.
The release date has yet to be decided.