Anne Hathaway To Star And Produce Historical Drama ‘The Lifeboat’


Picking projects after you win an Oscar is always a tricky field to navigate, but if you ask us it looks like Anne Hathaway has got it down to a science. With her extra added accomplishment thanks to Les Miserables, Hathaway has been a bit more choosy when it comes to her upcoming schedule.

It’s been announced that Hathaway will produce and star in the historical drama The Lifeboat. It sounds like a pretty fantastic vehicle for Hathaway, and it must be with the producing credit. The film, which is an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s novel of the same name, is a story that focuses on a young newlywed and a widow who happens to be standing trial for murder in 1914. Looks like Hathaway is looking for that gold once again.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that the script is being written by William Broyles Jr., who’s famously known for his scripts in the industry, including Apollo 13, Jarhead, and Cast Away. Aboard this Lifeboat is Focus Features, who usually finances some of the best top notch films we’ve seen, including past hits like Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, and The Place Beyond The Pines.

In addition to The Lifeboat Hathaway has a busy schedule ahead of her. She’s currently filming Song One, where she plays a young archaeologist who strikes up an interesting relationship with her injured brother’s favorite musician. Of course Hathaway is also lending her talents to the animated sequel Rio 2 as she reprises her role as Jewel. The film that has everyone talking on her resume is Interstellar, the new Christopher Nolan sci fi project, which has the actress starring alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain.

Recently Hathaway had to drop out of Lynn Shelton’s Laggies over scheduling issues that conflicted with Interstellar. She’s since been replaced by Keira Knightley.

Which upcoming Anne Hathaway film are you looking forward to seeing?

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