Magazine article Screen International

Gal Gadot to Receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award

Magazine article Screen International

Gal Gadot to Receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award

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Festival runs from January 4-15, 2018.

The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Gal Gadot with the Rising Star Award - Actress at its annual Film Awards Gala for her performance in Wonder Woman.

The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held on January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4-15, 2018.

Gadot portray’s the Amazonian princess and warrior. Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, based on the DC character, earned more than $410m in the US and more than $820m worldwide, set numerous box office records, including becoming the highest-grossing film directed by a woman, the highest-grossing superhero origin film domestically, and the largest opening for a female-led comic-based film.

Chris Pine stars alongside Gadot in the film directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Heinberg and Jason Fuchs.

Gadot was crowned Miss Israel in 2004, then went on to serve two years in the Israel Defense Forces. …

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