Biz Break: Anne Hathaway Has Come Out Of (Sort Of) Hiding And Climbed Into 'The Lifeboat'

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Biz Break: Anne Hathaway Has Come Out Of (Sort Of) Hiding And Climbed Into The Lifeboat

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | June 21, 2013 | Comments ()


Anne Hathaway has been quietly working on the movie Song One while having blonde hair and an Oscar. Now it has been announced that Hathaway is producing and starring in the film adaptation The Life Boat, based on Charlotte Rogan's novel of the same name. Hathaway will portray Grace Winter, a twenty-two year old newlywed who may or may not have contributed to her husband's death. Grace and her new husband Henry take a luxury cruise that ends in an explosion. While Henry secures Grace's escape, he is then unable to save himself. The period piece will be written by William Broyles Jr. (Apollo 13), but will have to wait until Hathaway finishes filming Interstellar

Speaking of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Casey Affleck has joined the cast. In addition to Hathaway, Affleck joins Michael Caine, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Irwin, and Jessica Chastain in the hard sci-fi film. Interstellar is looking at a November 7th, 2014 release date and begins shooting this fall.

Disney's live-action Cinderella has found a Fairy Godmother in Helena Bonham Carter. Kenneth Branagh's film also includes Lily James ("Downton Abbey") as Cinderella, Richard Madden as Prince Charming, and Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother.


On the heels of Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane being cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes the news of Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) being cast in the third film of the franchise. Oh, there's no confirmation that Gadon will play Mary Jane, but her announcement of being cast to ET Canada is just perfect timing for the rumor mill. I mean, who else could she be? No, really. Who else? I'm not really up on my Spidey lore.

I guess people saw Bad Teacher since it made over $200 million at the box office. The Cameron Diaz comedy is not only getting a television series pilot, starring Ari Graynor ("Fringe"), but Sony has also announced a film sequel. The sequel is reportedly being written with Diaz's character returning, but she hasn't signed on as of yet. Meh.

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  • How many times has the young wolf done that look, slowly breaking into a smile and looking down as he goes full-on grin. He's trouble, ladies.

  • e jerry powell

    Somehow I think he tames easily enough...

  • Mrs. Julien

    Sam Elliott has made a career out of look down, look up, head tilt, smile.

  • e jerry powell

    And still tames easily enough. Just let him catch a scent.

  • BWeaves

    The Lifeboat: "In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die."

    Oh gawd. This sounds like those stoooopid bonding exercises I used to have to do with my co-irkers during hazing, I mean initiation, I mean training bootcamp for work. They'd stick a group of us at a table and tell us that there's a lifeboat that can only hold 8 people, and there are 9. What do you do? And here's the list of people:

    A Black Panther (not the animal).
    An obese woman.
    A pregnant woman.
    A small child with leukemia.
    A businessman.
    A muslim doctor.
    A sailor.
    A priest.
    A chef.

    I always hated this sort of thing.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I'm a lawyer so my answer would be: Objection. Incomplete hypothetical.

    And If you were in a law office that would win.

  • So now we get to guess which one you picked, based on your Pajiban personality.


    You chucked them all off and ate the panda, didn't you?

    EDIT: I know you said it wasn't the animal. My question stands.

  • BWeaves

    Actually it was a Black Panther, and I accidentally wrote it as Black Panda. Pajiba rubbed off on my brain.

    I'm embarrassed to say this, but some of my co-irkers (in Florida) decided to toss the Black Panther, because they were racist assholes and they thought he would cause problems. The others voted to toss the priest because they thought he would want to sacrifice himself. This was the 1970's, so the muslim doctor was seen as a benefit to keep on board. I wanted to see who died first naturally and then eat them (I'm a vegetarian), but the bootcamp leader voted me down and said we had to toss someone overboard.

  • Totally with you on the hatred of these questions. Because nowhere do you have the option of those physically able taking turns floating beside it. Or, you know, looking for other debris upon which someone could float.

    I kind of like the question better with a panda too.

  • L.O.V.E.

    "The sequel is reportedly being written with Diaz’s character returning..."

    -- Sorry, but Cameron Diaz is always better leaving than returning.

  • Blake

    Sarah Gadon as Mary Jane? I could go for that.

    She is pretty and kind looks like a young Portia De Rossi.

  • John G.

    ok, either go topless in that shirt, or close the front, but I don't need to see your adhesive cups sticking out like that.

  • Hello!

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    And also has ample side boob.

  • Uriah_Creep

    And she's Canadian. We're taking over the world.

  • koko temur

    You already did. You already have the best astronaut in the world and the best mayor. And you had a conflict over gulf course escalate to the point that army had to be involved. You guys win at life.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Oh Koko (I almost said "Oh Yoko"; John Lennon's spirit lives in me), I agree about Chris Hadfield: he's a rock star. But if, by "best mayor in the world" you mean Rob Ford in Toronto, then we're going to have a problem. Whether he smoked crack or not (and that's not a plus in my book), he's an absolute bully and is bleeding the city. He really needs to be kicked out.

    If you were kidding, on the other hand, then well done.

  • koko temur

    i was, swearsies!

  • Uriah_Creep

    Well, all right then. We're cool.

  • koko temur

    but, not about chris hadfield, i should note. he is as talanted and charismatic as he is foxy. i definately would. Well done there, Canada.

  • Stina

    Damn you Richard Madden. Why can't I look away from any of your gifs? Even while typing this, I had to scroll up to see that one again.

  • koko temur

    Surely Helena Bonham Carter will work better as wicked stepmother and Blanchett as the fairy godmother? No?

  • Blanchett can do anything.

  • BWeaves

    I was thinking that, too. But Blanchett could play cold and calculating, and Bonham-Carter could play Bippity Bobbity Boo nutso. Speaking of which, she better sing Bippity Bobbity Boo. It's stuck in my head now.

  • DataAngel

    I like that they've mixed it up like that because you DO expect HBC to be wicked and shouty and Blanchett as kind. Not going that way seems really cool to me. Let's just hope that Branagh doesn't run off with HBC again.

  • Surely there's a blonde Spider-Man villain, right? No? What about Liz Allan? Is she in the reboot series yet? That leads the way for Hobgoblin to come in by way of Peter's ex/Hobgoblin's new girlfriend Liz Allan. Or they could be out of fucks to give and be writing Silver Sable into the new Spider-Man films.

  • She could be Felecia Hardy aka Black Cat, who was a blonde that wore a white wig as her alterego, IIRC.

  • Felicity Jones may have accidentally revealed that she's playing Black Cat in the sequel in a recent interview:

  • John G.

    Oh Thank God, my longtime secret wife, Helena Bonham Carter, had announced her retirement from film to spend more time with her kids, which would have made the abomination The Lone Ranger her last film. Even if Cinderella is pure treacle, it will have to be better than that.

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