Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in “Mudbound” director Dee Rees’ “The Last Thing He Wanted,” based on the Joan Didion political thriller. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes will produce and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will produce and finance. Bloom is introducing the project to buyers in Berlin.
Marco Villalobos penned the screenplay, which is “a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time,” according to a statement. Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”) optioned the book from Didion to develop it with Rees following their collaboration on “Mudbound,” which received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Rees for adapted screenplay.
The film, which is in pre-production, centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point. (Variety)
Sony has pushed the release of its live-action “Barbie” movie back nearly two years from Aug. 8 to May 8, 2020.
Anne Hathaway is expected to star. Amy Schumer left the project last March, citing scheduling conflicts, and Hathaway was reported in talks last summer.
Alethea Jones is directing the film, which has been developed in the vein of “Splash,” “Enchanted” and “Big” with the main character getting kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and winding up in a real-world adventure. Lindsey Beer, Jenny Bicks, Kim Caramele, Diablo Cody, Bert V. Royal, Hilary Winston and Schumer have all worked on the script.
Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing the film. Parkes and MacDonald initiated the original deal with Sony and Mattel in 2014.
Mattel began selling Barbie dolls in 1959. Since then, Barbie has had 150 careers including serving as a princess, president, mermaid and movie star. Her signature pink Malibu mansion and sports car are also likely to be featured on the big screen. She’s also appeared in all three “Toy Story” films.
It’s the second date change for “Barbie.” Sony had originally dated the movie for June 29, 2018, then moved it back six weeks. “Barbie” is the first title to be dated on May, 8, 2020. (Variety)
Anne attended last night the 2017 National Book Awards, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Wearing a stunning black Halston dress, she presented novelist Annie Prouxl the Lifetime Achievement Award.
"We are richer because of the devastatingly simple, precise poetry of Annie Proulx." –– Anne Hathaway presenting Annie Proulx with the Lifetime Achievement Award. pic.twitter.com/OKHDR5nwn4
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) November 16, 2017
Our gallery has now pictures of the event. Enjoy!
Deadline is reporting that MGM has set a release date for Anne and Rebel’s Nasty Women. Mentioned as “Untitled Anne Hathaway-Rebel Wilson MGM Comedy”, the film will reach theaters in August 10.
In the pic scripted by Jac Schaeffer, Hathaway and Wilson play two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune. Wilson and Roger Birnbaum are producing along with Cave 76 Productions and Camp Sugar Productions.
Anne attended last night the Children’s Monologue at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Oscar winner Danny Boyle assembled an all star A team of actors for “The Children’s Monologues,” a charity event of performances to benefit the UK charity Dramatic Need. The group funds programs in South Africa for impoverished children.
Boyle– director of “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting,” and “127 Hours”– brought together Susan Sarandon, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Jason Alexander, Andrew Garfield, Daveed Diggs, Common, Esperanza Spaulding, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Sebastian Stan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and on and and on.
They read monologues written by South African children and then polished up by dramaturgs like Lynn Nottage, Tom Stoppard, Neil LaBute and others. Also featured was the Via Vyndal Pantsula Dance Crew and the New York City Youth Ensemble. It was a 5 star night that beautifully captured the spirit of South Africa and let some of our newest stars show off their stage ability. No one had more than a few hours of rehearsal.
Check in our gallery some pictures of her arrivals.
Anne is celebrating today her 35th birthday and we hope she had an amazing day alongside her loved ones.
We didn’t have time to prepare anything special but uploaded a new layout here with the only (WHAT?!) photoshoot she did in 2017. Hopefully 2018 will be really busy for her (and delightful for us!).
The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall today announced that Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Sebastian Stan and Lakeith Stanfield will join the extraordinary line-up of acting talent assembled for The Children’s Monologues, a one-night-only theatrical event, presented in New York for the first time, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
They complete an all-star cast that has been brought together for this benefit performance, also including Jason Alexander, McKinley Belcher III, Common, Daveed Diggs, Andrew Garfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Sienna Miller, Javier Muñoz, Trevor Noah, Susan Sarandon, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The evening’s musical line-up includes Broadway star Cynthia Erivo, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, rapper Little Simz, and vocalist/double bassist Esperanza Spalding.
— Dramatic Need (@Dramaticneed) November 7, 2017
Directed by the Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle, The Children’s Monologues are based on the stories of children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa. Invited to describe a day that they will never forget, the work recounts the personal experiences of these young people expressed in their own words-sometimes harrowing, sometimes uplifting, and always moving.
Tickets for The Children’s Monologues in New York, starting at $100, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org. A limited number of discounted tickets will be made available to the general public on the day of the November 13 performance.
Our gallery was updated with pictures of Anne and Rebel last Tuesday (24) shooting scenes of Nasty Women in Majorca, Spain.
Anne was photographed this Monday (23) in Mallorca, Spain, while filming scenes for her upcoming movie, Nasty Woman.
Hathaway co-stars alongside Rebel Wilson in the remake of the 1988 movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The story follows two down-and-out con artists who engage in a “loser leaves town” contest.
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