“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins is adapting Fauna Hodel’s autobiography, “One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel,” and has recruited “Wonder Woman” star Chris Pine for it.
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After being put up for adoption at birth, Hodel was raised by Jimmie Lee, a black maid in Nevada. Together, they survived a number of hardships including Jimmie raising a light-skinned child in a black community. But when Hodel eventually seeks out her biological mother, she uncovers her familial links to the Black Dahlia murders.
Sarah Aubrey, TNT Executive Vice President of Original Programming, said in a press release:
Patty Jenkins is a phenomenally talented director who has always delivered powerful characters, from the unforgettable true-life serial killer in “Monster“ to the game-changing superhero warrior in “Wonder Woman.” “One Day She’ll Darken“ is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills.
Elizabeth Short’s mugshot from 1943 / via Wikipedia
“Black Dahlia” is a name given to Elizabeth Short, a woman who was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947. Her body was found cut in half. The murderer was never identified making the case one of Los Angeles’s oldest unsolved mysteries.
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Patty Jenkins has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand directors since “Wonder Woman” broke all the records. We cannot wait to see her take on the Black Dahlia murder.
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