Newswire: Wonder Woman’s Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins reunite for TNT crime drama

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With a little bit of time to kill before production formally begins on Wonder Woman 2, Deadline reports that the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, and co-star Chris Pine are reuniting for a six-part TNT drama miniseries called One Day She’ll Darken. The series is inspired by the memoir by Fauna Hodel, a white woman raised by a black adoptive mother whose pursuit of her birth mother led to shocking revelations about her grandfather, Dr. George Hodel, a Hollywood gynecologist with ties to the infamous Black Dahlia murder. Pine will star as Jay Singletary, a washed-up reporter whose career was ruined by his coverage of Hodel’s misdeeds.

Before Wonder Woman, of course, Jenkins directed Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), so a period true-crime series plays to her strengths. Jenkins has agreed to direct the pilot, with an option to ...