Anne Hathaway adapting Grounded play for the big screen
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.