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

By Jodi Smith | Industry | June 21, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | June 21, 2013 |

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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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.