Lebanon’s economy ministry says it has asked the country’s security agency to ban the 2017 movie Wonder Woman because its lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli.

A senior security official says no formal request has been received yet, and that the ban would require a recommendation from a six-ministry-member committee.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

Posters of the film have appeared on the streets of Beirut. At least one cinema has an advance screening on Wednesday, including free popcorn for members.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel and has a decades-old law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from travelling or having contact with Israelis.

Supporters of the boycott took to social media to campaign against the movie.