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It was disappointing news when Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse ran up against budgetary setbacks and had to be pushed back to next year at the earliest. The film was to star Anne Hathaway, whose name, along with Spielberg’s, would have been another quality tentpole sci-fi movie on a horizon full of them. But that’s postponed and all Hathaway had to look forward to was her probable win for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for her Les Miserables performance.
Now, the Daily Mail reports, Hathaway will again find her musical prowess in the music-themed drama Song One, the first feature for Kate Barker-Froyland, who will be directing from a screenplay she wrote. Song One has a few personal flourishes for Hathaway going for it, as her husband Adam Shulman is one of the producers, and Hathaway will have a song written specifically for her to sing in the film.
She’ll play an archaeologist who returns home to the U.S. from a Moroccan dig after her brother injures himself, and will eventually fall in love with the brother’s favorite musician, to be played by Johnny Flynn, the British theater actor and front man from the folk rock band Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. I can’t imagine the parties I’d have if my sister had married my favorite musician. Boy, that Meat Loaf is a wild and crazy guy.
Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice will be writing the songs that Flynn will be performing, but will also pen one of those songs for Hathaway herself. Will it be reminiscent of Les Miserables, or will it be more like Say Anything?
Hathaway also told the Daily Mail that she is completely game for a My Fair Lady adaptation for either stage or screen, just in case anyone was listening.