Anne Hathaway is set to star in The Burning Woman. The 32-year-old actress reportedly signed up to the project, which is being produced by Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free, after reading the script by Brad Ingelsby, who is said to have penned it with the raven-haired star in mind as the leading character, sources told Deadline.
The drama/thriller movie is based on an original idea by the scriptwriter and tells the story of a 32-year-old woman who is left devastated when her teenage daughter goes missing and as a result, she is left to bring up her daughter’s son on her own. The film will capture the 11 years after her child goes missing up to the discovery of the truth of what happened.
Producers Ridley, Michael Schaefer and Michael Pruss are now on the hunt for a director before looking for a distributor.
Anne Hathaway plans to learn her lines for her new one-woman show while driving. The 32-year-old actress is set to star in Grounded, which opens in New York in April, and she intends to prepare for the show while travelling from LA with her husband Adam Shulman.
A source told the New York Post’s Page Six column: “Anne’s learning 41-pages of dialogue. “She’s going to drive. Adam Shulman’s going to run the lines with her as they go.”
Grounded is about a fighter pilot who is assigned to operate drones when she gets pregnant. The 70-minute stage show, directed by Julie Taymor, will be held at the Public Theater in New York.
Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway and Tony-award winning director Julie Taymor have come together to recreate one of the most important plays in recent American theatrical history.
Grounded, which will be shown at the Public Theater in New York, is a one-woman monologue which charts the life of an elite fighter pilot who is reassigned to operate drones after falling pregnant.
The 70-minute piece, by George Brant, focuses on the emotions of Hathaway’s character as she targets drones thousands of miles away from the safety of a Nevada desert trailer before returning to her husband and infant daughter at night.
The play won the 2012 Smith prize for works about American politics and has been lauded for contributing to international conversation about military technology.
Both women taking the helm of this project are familiar with success and will, no doubt, be expecting nothing less in their latest venture.
Hathaway (32), a board member at the Public Theater, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Les Miserables and Taymor (62) has won numerous Tony accolades for her direction of one of the most successful musicals of all time: The Lion King.
Theatre bosses are thrilled to have both women on board to helm the 70-minute production. Artistic director Oskar Eustis said: “Grounded is a brilliant and important play, a meditation on the human and moral costs of our astonishing military technology. This promises to be an unforgettable theatrical event, and an important addition to our national conversation. “Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor are amazing, unique artists, and we are honoured to produce them at the Public Theater.”
Grounded will officially open on April 23 and run through until May 17.
Anne Hathaway thinks marriage has changed her.
The 32-year-old Hollywood star married Adam Shulman two years ago after almost four years of dating and although she’s previously said it hasn’t changed their relationship, she now concedes things are different.
The Interstellar actress told the ‘Today’ show: “We both talked about it before hand and how it wasn’t going to change anything. “But something shifts and I don’t know what it is. And I didn’t realise I was keeping a part of myself protected and it’s kind of all on the line now. “I’m his and he’s mine, Oh God stop it… so cheesy excuse me.”
Anne Hathaway wants to be more like Jessica Chastain. The 32-year-old actress says her New Year’s resolution to be more like her low-maintenance Interstellar co-star and she refuses to go on a diet before the Oscars next month.
The Les Miserables star explained: “In 2013, Jessica Chastain and I were both nominated [for Oscars] together. I remember we were both at a luncheon before it started, and I was sitting next to her and I asked her: ‘So what’s the first thing you’re gonna eat Monday?’ And she said, ‘What do you mean?’ “I said, ‘Monday when we can eat again — what’s the first thing you’re going to eat?’ And she goes, ‘Oh, yeah. I don’t do that!’ So, my beauty routine is to be more like Jessica Chastain. She doesn’t worry about it. She just shows up, and is who she is, so my New Year’s Resolution is to be more like Jessica Chastain.”
But the brunette beauty admits she doesn’t feel as much pressure to look perfect this year because she plans to watch most of the star-studded events on TV. She told Us Weekly magazine: “My beauty routine for this red carpet season is wearing sweatpants on the couch.”
Actress Anne Hathaway had to appeal to writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland to “age” the lead female character in their new movie Song One after realising she wanted to serve double duty as both producer and star of the film.
The Oscar winner, 32, admits she was only meant to work behind-the-scenes with her co-producer and husband, Adam Shulman, on the independent drama, about a woman who begins a relationship with her ailing brother’s favourite musician, but she soon found herself thinking non-stop about the character of Franny, so she convinced Barker-Froyland to tweak the storyline.
She explains, “At first, we were just asked to come on as producers by writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland, and then after a couple of weeks, I found myself on the subway (in New York), I’d be thinking about Franny and then I’d just be on the treadmill at the gym, thinking about Franny, and then all of a sudden, I realised I had a crush on her. “But the character was originally written as a 24 year old, and I’m not delusional, so I knew that me playing her, we’d have to age her up (sic), so I called Kate and asked her if she would consider me and she came back a couple of days later and she said she would love it if I played the part.”
Hathaway’s role required her to sing on camera, but the Les Miserables star’s performance was a little too good for her character, so Barker-Froyland had to ask the actress to rein in her talents. She says, “My character, she went through something rough when she was a teenager, she lost her father, and I think that kind of forced her into an early adult role, so I had to come up with the voice of someone who maybe had musical talent but had never explored it because she was busy focusing on being responsible and doing everything right.”
Anne Hathaway thinks every marriage is ‘unique.’
The Song One star, who has been married to jewellery designer Adam Shulman for two years, tries to be as ‘honest and authentic’ as possible with him.
Asked what’s the key to having a happy relationship, the 32-year-old actress said: “There is none. “Every marriage is unique because every person that is married is unique. It doesn’t even have to be marriage, it could be just a relationship. One thing that works for one couple doesn’t necessarily work for another couple. “I think the most important thing is to bring your most honest and authentic self with the other person – that’s what we do, and so far it’s working out really well.”
The Oscar winner admits she was more concerned about her co-star Johnny Flynn, 31, than Adam before filming a steaming love scene for her latest movie, as her husband is used to her shooting intimate moments. She told E! News: “We’ve been together for six years so this is pretty well worn territory in our relationship. I was more aware of the fact that it was Johnny Flynn’s first love scene. I just wanted to make sure that he knew he was totally protected, that it was a safe environment, we had a closed set, and I brought the Jameson so that helped, too. In a love scene [whiskey] is kind of a prerequisite.”
Former Oscars host Anne Hathaway has advised this year’s presenter Neil Patrick Harris: “Do the opposite of what I did, and you’ll be fine.”
The Devil Wears Prada star hosted the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony with actor James Franco, but they received harsh reviews for their presenting style. Harris has been tapped for the gig this year, marking his first turn fronting the Oscars, and Hathaway insists the How I Met Your Mother star will do a good job.
She tells The New York Times, “He’ll be great. He’s a natural host. Do the opposite of what I did, and you’ll be fine. I think it’s so obvious (what I did wrong) that it doesn’t even need to be identified.”
The 87th Academy Awards takes place in Los Angeles on 22 February, 2015.