Last night Anne attended the Colossal premiere in New York City. She was looking stunning in a colossal (HA!) Armani dress.
The sci-fi comedy is about the down on her luck Gloria, who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and splitting from her boyfriend in NYC. Upon her return to small town living, she notices a strange connection between herself and a larger-than-life monster terrorizing Seoul, Korea.
The quirky sci-fi is also unique as the first release from crowd-funded, fan-owned studio Legion M.
Colossal arrives in theaters April 7.
Anne Hathaway is a down-on-her-luck woman who discovers she can manifest a Godzilla type monster halfway around the world, and wreak all kinds of havoc. Yeah, that’s the promise of Colossal, which is screening in Sundance and had its first trailer released today.
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a hard partying New York scene girl who is thrust into crisis when her boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), grows sick of her antics and kicks her out of their apartment. With no other options, she moves back to her hometown and quickly regresses, drinking every night until last call and accepting a job at a bar owned by her childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis). One day she wakes up and blurrily finds out that Seoul was terrorized by a giant creature the night before. Eventually, Gloria begins to suspect her own drunken actions are bizarrely connected to the monster rampaging in South Korea.
Colossal will open on theaters next April 7th.
Variety is reporting that a mysterious Chinese buyer has picked up North American distribution rights to “Colossal,” an offbeat monster movie starring Anne Hathaway that opened at the festival over the weekend. No word yet on the identity of the company that put up the money, but it will be revealed in coming weeks when the backers announce an investment in a U.S. distributor. It will get a theatrical release in 2017.
“Colossal” was one of the festival’s hotter targets because it stars Anne Hathaway in a showy role as an alcoholic New Yorker and earned solid notices when it debuted. The film drew interest from other buyers, including indie label A24.
In the movie, written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows”), Hathaway plays a character who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, discovers that she can control a creature in Seoul.
Anne was joined by co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson and director Nacho Vigalondo yesterday at the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of her new film Colossal. Later they attended an after party in celebration.
During the premiere Anne wore a Rodarte dress and Francesco Russo saldals, and at the after party she was rocking in Givenchy. Check pictures in our gallery:
Annie is on TIFF today, since Colossal is premiering tonight. Variety made a live Q&A with her, Jason Sudekis and director Nacho Vigalondo to talk about the film, and you can watch it below:
Last year, news broke that Anne Hathaway had signed on to star in Colossal, a mysterious project from Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo described as a cross between classic kaiju monster flicks and quirky small-town drama.
Now, Colossal is ready to make its premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and even now, Vigalondo says he’s not always sure how to best explain the concept to people.
“The movie’s coming from my obvious love towards monster movies, and I was always intrigued by the possibility of setting a monster movie story in a human scale,” he tells EW. “This is a monster movie that collides with a small indie drama, which is an interesting collision.”
Fantastic Fest’s final wave of programming has been announced, and the closing night film is a doozy, being Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal. Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens, the film revolves around Hathaway’s character discovering she has an improbable connection with a giant monster destroying South Korea.
Fantastic Fest runs from September 22 to 29, taking place in Austin, Texas, and you can follow full details on the official website.
Last year, before her baby bump, well, bump, Anne was photographed on set of her new film Colossal. On the film Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown.
But when news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Check some pictures taken back in October added in our gallery: