Oscar nominated actress Anne Hathaway has been busy recently making amazing films like her latest successes, The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables, for which she was recently awarded a Golden Globe. Now she’s set to take on another project based on a literary classic.
Hathaway is rumored to be cast for the new adaptation of Shakespeare’s , The Taming of the Shrew, according to a report by MTV movies blog and the Wrap. This wouldn’t be Hathaway’s first appearance in a Shakespeare film. Three years ago she played Viola in the Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night adaptation.
Abi Morgan, who scripted The Iron Lady and Shame, will prepare the screenplay, said to be a modernized version of the iconic play that takes place in mid-20th century Italy. Debra Hayward and The Working Title are expected to be producing the film.
has seen other Hollywood adaptations before, including the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred version in 1967 and Gil Junger’s 10 Things I Hate About You, which starred Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles in a modern perspective of the tale in 1999.
Despite the recent chatter about the project, producers of the film have reportedly declined confirming Anne Hathaway is attached to the upcoming movie and no start date for filming has been announced.