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Anne Hathaway adapting Grounded play for the big screen

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Anne Hathaway will have an eye in the sky for an upcoming movie, taking her 2015 stage performance to the big screen.

The Oscar winner will star in and produce a cinematic adaptation of the one-woman drama Grounded, Entertainment 360 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment announced Thursday in a press release. Hathaway appeared in the off-Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor last year as a fighter pilot who has been reassigned to control a drone. Written by George Brant, the play examined the ethics of drone warfare and the possible fallouts of it.

“Few actresses could muster the spectrum of conflicting emotions required during such a lengthy monologue, but the real challenge is revealing them even while the character doesn’t explicitly acknowledge them,” EW’s Jeff Labrecque wrote of Hathaway’s performance. “It’s a delicate high-wire act that Hathaway navigates successfully.”

Hathaway was allured by the project, so much so she snapped up the film rights before starring in the play, according to the release.

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Entertainment 360’s Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner will produce the Grounded movie, which was written by Brant. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and co-produce the project.

Variety first reported the news.

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