Anne Hathaway is adapting a movie version of George Brantâs celebrated play âGrounded,â Variety has learned exclusively.
The Oscar-winning actress will star in and produce the picture. In 2015, she appeared in a New York production of the single-actor drama (directed by Julie Taymor) at the Public Theater. At the time, Hathaway was so enthusiastic about the material that she locked up the film rights before her first performance.
âGroundedâ tells the story of a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone. Brant is adapting his script for the screen. The stage portrayal earned Hathaway a nomination for a Critics Circle Award.
Hathaway is producing âGroundedâ with Entertainment 360âs Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner; and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which is financing the movie. The companyâs president of production Carla Hacken has previously worked with Hathaway on 20th Century Foxâs âThe Devil Wears Prada,â âBride Warsâ and âLove and Other Drugs.â
âGroundedâ received strong reviews off-Broadway. At the time, Variety theater critic Marilyn Stasio wrote: âHathaway masterfully navigates her terrifying dive from high-flying heroics to the appalling reality of guiding drones.â
Hathaway can next be seen reprising her role as the White Queen in Disneyâs âAlice Through the Looking Glass,â which opens later this month.
Hathaway will star in the film about a baby shower that’s interrupted by an alien invasion.
The Warner Bros. forecast calls for showers.
The studio is in final negotiations for the Anne Hathaway-starring sci-fi action-comedy The Shower.
The actress is attached to star in and produce Jac Schaeffer’s script, which made last yearâs Black List, the annual listing of best unmade screenplays in Hollywood.
The project is described as being tonally in the vein of the Seth Rogen apocalypse comedy This is the End, cult hit Attack the Block and Kristen Wiig-Melissa McCarthyâs Bridesmaids.
The story is set at a baby shower that gets upstaged by a massive meteor shower. These meteors, however, bring with them blood-sucking aliens from outer space that crash the party.
Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman is producing along with Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim. Lauren is the head of Andrew Lauren Productions with Gugenheim, the companyâs production president. Schaeffer also will produce. Chantal Nong and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee for Warners.
The sci-fi action-comedy seems to be a departure for Hathaway, known for roles in such films as the recently released comedy The Intern and the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass. But sheâs also filming another interesting sci-fi action film called Colossal, about a woman who discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.
Hathaway is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer. Schaeffer is repped by Verve, Writ Large and Loeb & Loeb. David Boyle negotiated the deal for Andrew Lauren Productions.
On Janyary 27th Anne was at the LA Art Show – Opening Night, I have add over 200+ photos from the event to the galley.
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