Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway will join the ever-growing list of big screen actors headed to the land of television, according to Vanity Fair. Hathaway has signed on to star in the TV miniseries, The Ambassador’s Wife, The Guardian reports. The series is an adaptation of author Jennifer Steil’s novel by the same name. Steil penned the gripping story, inspired by her own personal experiences, during the period of time in which her husband, Timothy Achille Torlot, served as the British ambassador to Yemen. The novel, published by Doubleday, recently hit shelves on July 28.
Hathaway has secured a leading role in the limited series as an American bohemian artist by the name of Miranda who lives in a fictional Middle Eastern country, After being held hostage, she fights to be reunited with her husband. The TV miniseries will be produced by Hathaway, as well as the Mark Gordon Company, whose work includes Private Practice, Criminal Minds, and Ray Donovan.
“The Ambassador’s Wife is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on the images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today,” said Mark Gordon in a statement. “We are so fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping and compassionate drama. She is in a league all her own and we cannot think of anyone who can better portray Steil’s complex heroine.”
The Ambassador’s Wife has yet to be sold to a TV network.
Hathaway isn’t a stranger when it comes to adaptations. The actress has previously starred in The Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises, and Les Misérables. Her television credits include The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and Family Guy. She will appear next opposite Robert De Niro in The Intern. She is also attached to star in the movie Colossal, which is being described in the same vein as Lost in Translation and Godzilla.
Anne Hathaway recently made headlines when she publicly acknowledged a joke made about her in the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck on Instagram. Hathaway was a good sport about the joke that was made at her expense, commending Schumer on her excellent and comical film.
“Dear @AmySchumer,” she wrote. “Don’t pretend like when you win your Oscar – which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie – you won’t tote it around to every Oscar party you go to.”
“Way to slay, Annie.”
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