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Friday Night Lights star tapped to take over the iconic superhero role

By Erik Pedersen Feb 17, 2011 2:16 AMTags
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Everyone's favorite Amazon has been lassoed.

Adrianne Palicki has been tapped to play the red, white and blue costumed superheroine for the pilot of David E. Kelley's NBC reboot of the classic comic, Warner Bros. Television announced Wednesday.

Best known for Friday Night Lights, the actress also appeared in the quickly canceled Lone Star last year and has a role in the Red Dawn remake coming later this year.

Palecki's no stranger to superheroes and strange circumstances, though: She's appeared on Smallville and Supernatural, had a role in the Aquaman TV movie and even did voice work for Robot Chicken''s Star Wars spoofs.

So she's got nerd cred, to be sure.

And considering she nabbed a role that proven hard to cast over the years, Palicki sounds up for any challenge—including finding the controls on an invisible airplane.

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