Anne Hathaway To Star In Modern Taming Of The Shrew Adaptation

Fresh off her Golden Globe win for her performance in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway has landed a brand new part. The actress has been cast in a brand new adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

Similar to the 1999 Gil Junger film 10 Things I Hate About You, the new film will also be set in modern day. According to The Wrap, the script is being written by Abi Morgan, who is best known for scripting 2011's Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady and Steve McQueen's Shame. She most recently adapted Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman for director Ralph Fiennes and the film is currently in post-production.

The article doesn't mention which role in the film Hathaway will play in the comedy, but one can assume she will portray Bianca . The story is about two sisters: Bianca, the younger sister who is the object of every man's affection; and Katherina, the older sister who is completely repellant. Because the younger sister isn't allowed to marry until Katherina does, a scheme is hatched to find a man who can "tame the shrew." The play was also previously adapted as Kiss Me, Kate, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Hathaway is considered the front runner in this year's Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards, but also had a big blockbuster year in 2012 playing Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Beyond The Taming of the Shrew she is also set to reprise her role voicing Jewel in the upcoming sequel Rio 2.

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