Anne Hathaway is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in The Intern, the workplace comedy to be directed by Nancy Meyers.
Warner Bros. has the domestic rights to the project, which was a hot title at 2013’s AFM.
Robert De Niro is also starring in the project , which tells of an owner of an Internet company who gets assigned an intern who’s a retiree (De Niro). He becomes a valuable resource and the two develop a relationship.
Witherspoon was involved with the film when it was selling at AFM but left the project mid-January. Scheduling was blamed at the time.
Scott Rudin, who is producing, and Meyers then quickly zeroed in on some key names with Hathaway doing a table read with De Niro and Meyers last week that went well.
Hathaway will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and is coming off the Sundance premiere of the drama Song One.
She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.
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Elyse Walker’s ninth annual Pink Party isn’t until Oct. 19. But there already is guaranteed star power in Anne Hathaway, who has been named host of this year’s glittery party and runway show at Santa Monica Airport’s Hangar 8.
“One of the reasons that The Pink Party has been successful is because we have always had incredible hosts, and this year is no exception,” Walker tells THR of the fundraiser (previous hosts have included Jennifer Garner and Michelle Pfeiffer). “We are all thrilled that Anne has chosen to support and help raise awareness, as she is an incredible talent, and we are honored that she has committed to help our efforts.”
Walker, who started the event in honor of her mother who was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer at age 40, has raised more than $8 million dollars for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program to date. Her namesake Pacific Palisades boutique routinely attracts Hollywood’s A-list, and her event host committee is no different with J.J. Abrams, Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck and DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider among those lending their names and support to the cause.
The evening, which is expected to draw a crowd of 800, will feature a fashion show with designers including Chloe, Barbara Bui, Valentino, and J Mendel, and a live auction where contemporary street artist RETNA will be donating a piece of his work (last year’s piece went for more than $70,000).
Anne Hathaway will star in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Abi Morgan, who scripted “The Iron Lady” and “Shame,” will handle the adaptation, a modern-day retelling of the iconic play set in mid-20th century Italy.
The project will be produced by Debra Hayward and Working Title, another individual with knowledge of the film told TheWrap.
Hayward, a former Working Title executive, left the company in June of 2011 to start her own production company, Monumental Pictures. She promptly signed a first-look deal with Working TItle, and “Shrew” will be the first film made under that agreement.
Universal and Working Title, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner’s British production outfit responsible for “Fargo” and “Billy Elliot,” have a longstanding production relationship dating to 1999. Their current first-look deal runs through 2015, meaning Universal would get first crack at distributing the film. Continue reading
Congrats to Anne and “Les Misérables” on getting Golden Globe Nominations. See below:
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan MCGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”
Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”
Best Original Song:
“For You” from “Act of Valor”
“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
“Safe and Sound” from “The Hunger Games”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Anne will be hosting tomorrow’s episode of SNL, check out some promos below! Captures will be up after it airs!