The Oscar-winning actor and United Nations global goodwill ambassador Anne Hathaway celebrated International Women’s Day at the United Nations on Wednesday. Hathaway used her speech to thank all the inspiring women of the past, and called on the current generation to ‘find their north’. Women in the US plan to use International Women’s Day to stay off the job and stage demonstrations across the country in an effort to seize on the momentum built from marches held a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration
Deadline is reporting exciting news! According to the website, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are in negotiations to star in sexy noir Serenity, written and directed by Steven Knight. Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and Guy Heeley will produce.
The movie has an interesting premise, following a fishing boat captain who experiences a “new reality” when he winds up on a small island in the Caribbean.
Warner Bros and Village Roadshow have released the first image of its upcoming female-driven caper film Ocean’s 8.
In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as (left to right) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson).
Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) is directing from a script he wrote with Olivia Milch. Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik produce. Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman exec produce and Milch co-produces.
Ocean’s 8 will be released in the U.S. on June 8, 2018.
MGM‘s upcoming gender swapped remake of Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels appears to have found a pair of stars. Deadline reports that Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway is in talks to join Pitch Perfect franchise star Rebel Wilson in the project, titled Nasty Women. They’ll play variations on the roles originally played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the 1988 original.
Scripted by Jac Schaeffer, Nasty Women is based on the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels script written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning. Dirty Rotten Scoundrel was, in turn, based on Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning’s 1964 script, Bedtime Story. Directed by Ralph Levy, Bedtime Story features Marlon Brando and David Niven in the respective Wilson/Martin and Hathaway/Caine roles.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Martin as a low class con artist who makes a bet with a high class confidence man (Caine) to see who can swindle an heiress out of $50,000 (and sex) first. It later was adapted into a successful stage musical in 2005. The new version will update the story by putting the focus on two lady cons attempting to get money from a rich tech prodigy.
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.
With 2016 coming to an end, I decide to put together a summary of Anne’s professional activities this year for a – hopefully – new feature for the website named ‘A Year in Review’.
Anne got pregnant last year, during ‘The Intern’ promotional tour, so this year we didn’t have many public appearances of her out and about.
The first new we got from Anne was the announcement of her becoming the brand ambassador for Chinese eyewear brand Bolon. The advertising campaign launched across TV, digital, print and in-store.
On January 16, THR reported that ‘The Shower‘ was going to be picked by Warner Bros. The project was announced in August 2015 and Anne is set to produce and star it. We didn’t have any more news about it since, and it’s not even listed on Anne’s IMDb page.
Anne’s first public appearance (not considering the paparazzi pictures here, of course!) was on St Jude’s Benefit held at Los Angeles Convention Center in LA, on January 28. She was joined by her better half Adam, and looking amazing in a Marc Jacobs mini-dress. This is by far my favorite red carpet look of 2016!
On February 28, Anne attended the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party wearing a beautiful black Naeem Khan dress with a studded sheer gold overlay. This would be her last appearance before giving birth.
Anne gave birth to a baby boy named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman on March 24. Since the start of her pregnancy she kept very private about it, but decided to break silence with a empowered picture on her Instagram. According to her, she would be photographed anyway and it was fair if the very first image of her baby bump to surface would be one taken with her consent.
Happy 2016 to my beautiful Instafriends! So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed. I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter 🙂 Wishing you love, light and blessings for the year ahead! ⚡️Annie⚡️
With things still quiet on Hathawayland due the new mom thing, we just got news on her professional side again in May. It was reported that Anne is going to star in and produce a cinematic adaptation of the one-woman drama Grounded, which she starred on stage in 2015. The project might still be in earlier talks because nothing else has been said about it since then.
On May 13 Anne attended an ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Event At Roseark. The film was released on May 26 and received a very hard time by the critics. Despite that, grossed over $260 millions at the box office worldwide. Anne did a few rounds to promote the film, doing several press interviews and including an interview to Late Late Show with James Corden – in which she SLAYED again at the Drop the Mic segment.
Anne attended the world premiere of Alice Through The Looking Glass on May 23, finishing the press tour for the film.
On June 11 was revealed that Anne took part at ‘At the Ballet‘ project, alongside Barbra Streisand and Daisy Ridley. A behind the scenes video with Anne recording her part was also released, and its precious!
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) July 27, 2016
On June 15 Anne was announced as the Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, where she’ll help spotlight the issue of gender equality.
On July 20, the Princess Diaries director Gary Marshall passed away. She did a beautiful and heartfelt post on her Facebook page about him.
On August 19 Anne was announced as part of the Ocean’s 8 cast, alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The film received a June 8, 2018 release date, with The Hunger Games’ Gary Ross directing, and Steven Soderbergh – which directed Ocean’s Eleven – producing. The film is being filmed in New York and Anne was spotted on set several times between November and December.
In September Anne was announced as joining the adaptation of Live Fast Die Hot, based in a Jenny Mollen’s NYT bestseller that was recently published.
September is also time for the film festivals, and Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, the indie drama starring Anne, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens started to being promoted. On September 8 it was announced the film was going to close the Fantastic Fest. Right after, it was announced its participation on TIFF, the famous festival based in Toronto.
With the announcement, came the first look released by Entertainment Weekly.
While on TIFF, Anne attended several interviews until the premiere, that took place on September 10. To check it all, you can see our ‘Colossal‘ tag for a complete TIFF coverage. Right after the premiere, it was announeced the film was sold to a mystery Chinese buyer.
In October Anne decided to join the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Very engaged on her social media, she participated of Stronger Together: Broadway for Hillary on October 17. Anne presented alongside Kelly O’Hara the song “Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again”.
On November 2, as pictured above, Anne visited several colleges in Philadelphia to support Hillary, and became instant trend on Twitter when serenade ‘Happy Birthday’ to one of the students.
ANNE HATHAWAY JUST SANG ME HAPPY BURTHDAY pic.twitter.com/3vT0ItELhv
— ë (@ewanaconda) November 2, 2016
For the next year, Anne might be finishing Ocean’s 8 filming, and then start working on Live Fast Die Hot. We also might hopefully have a release date for Colossal and the promotional tour for it. Let’s not forget that Colossal will premiere on Sundance festival, under the ‘Spotlight’ program, which is a tribute to the cinema Sundance loved the previous year.
So, that’s it! This is our last update of the year and, with it, I want to wish all our visitors a very happy New Year! Thanks for another year, for your visit, your comments, your friendship!
We’ll try to make this an annual series, and I want to give a thanks/shout-out to my friends Frederik from Simply Streep, Lindsey from Rachel McAdams Online and Jess from Glamour Reese for the inspiration on the ‘Year in Review’ special.
To finish, I wish Anne and her family the best in this coming year. Happy 2017!
I’ve updated the gallery with additional (and in better quality) photos from a portrait Anne took back in 2005, during the promotional tour for Brokeback Mountain. Head over to our gallery, to see the full set.
Anne attended last night in New York the Winter Wonderland Ball, and we have some pictures added in our gallery.
Our gallery was updated with several images of Anne on set of her new film, Ocean’s 8. The film, to be released on June 8, stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The Hunger Games’ Gary Ross will direct, and Steven Soderbergh – which directed Ocean’s Eleven – will produce.