Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt
Story: Bio-drama written and directed by Angela Robinson which tells the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him.
Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Josette Frank: Why don’t you write it under your real name? Your superiors are going to fire you unless I tell them to do otherwise.
Dr. William Moulton Marston: You’re going to give it to someone else? I created her. She’s a smash success because of me.
Josette Frank: Who’s Charles Moulton?
Dr. William Moulton Marston: That is my pseudonym.
Josette Frank: Why don’t you write Wonder Woman under your real name? Because most Americans have a low opinion of comic book writers? Or is it something else?
Josette Frank: Dr. Marston, every issue of Wonder Woman is filled with violence, torture and sadomasochism. This abnormal behavior in your comic is reckless.
Josette Frank: Wonder Woman has a secret identity, why is that?
Dr. William Moulton Marston: She has to hide her true self from man’s world.
Josette Frank: What would happen if Wonder Woman’s secret identity was revealed?
Dr. William Moulton Marston: Everything would be lost.
Josette Frank: I wonder if you are the one with the secret identity.
Dr. William Moulton Marston: A person in most happy when they are submissive to a loving authority.
[referring to Olive]
Dr. William Moulton Marston: I want to study her.
Elizabeth Marston: She’ll break your heart.
Dr. William Moulton Marston: Don’t be jealous.
Elizabeth Marston: I’m your wife, not your jailer.
Olive Byrne: [to Elizabeth] I think you long for an unconventional life.
Elizabeth Marston: Maybe I just want her because you do. You think it’s possible to love two people at the same time?
Dr. William Moulton Marston: Why not? What is normal?
Elizabeth Marston: It can never happen. The world won’t let it.
Dr. William Moulton Marston: The world can’t stop us.
Elizabeth Marston: [to Olive] Is this what you really want?
Olive Byrne: A woman must not be told how to use her freedom she must find out for herself.
Elizabeth Marston: [to William] If you want to understand the mind of a woman you can start with that.
Dr. William Moulton Marston: You were brilliant, pure of heart, hilarious, ferocious. You are my life.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is set to open in the US 10/27/2017.