Westley, What Happened to You?

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March 4 2011 4:35 PM

Westley, What Happened to You?

Deadline.com has just reported that Cary Elwes will be joining Friday Night Lights ' Adrianne Palicki on NBC's new Wonder Woman reboot . Elwes, of course, is better known to women in our 30s as The Princess Bride 's Westley a.k.a. Farm Boy, a.k.a. the handsomest, charmingest man who's ever rocked a Zorro mask .

So imagine my dismay when I learned that this is what's become of the Dread Pirate Roberts these days:

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This is not as I wish.

Yet another of my preteen fantasy boyfriends consigned to the Dave Foley carb-face dustbin . What a cruel Friday.

Photograph of Cary Elwes courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images .

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Correction, Mar. 6 : This post originally spelled the character's name as "Wesley."

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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