Watch: “The Intern” Trailer Has De Niro Working for Hathaway

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming comedy, The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro.

Written and directed by the Oscar nominated Nancy Meyers, The Intern stars De Niro as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

The Intern hits theaters September 25.

First Look on “The Intern”

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers, and People Magazine has the first look.

De Niro plays a retiree who wants to get back into the work force after he realizes retirement isn’t what he thought it would be. Hathaway’s character, the intense founder of a fashion website, allows De Niro to be her intern as part of her community outreach.

Anne talked to People about working with De Niro:

I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time and was so excited to work with him. All of us on set were really awed by him but he’s so sweet and unassuming, and a little goofy, that we all relaxed eventually.

Jules is super smart – a little intense and uptight with a brain that never shuts off. Ben [De Niro] comes into her life and understands her immediately. Moreover, he likes all the things about her other people find strange and a little off-putting.

The Intern opens in theaters Sept. 25.

Anne Hathaway to Star in ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway is set to star in Colossal, a project that’s sure to be one of the biggest curiosity factors at this year’s Cannes film market. Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) is writing and directing for Voltage Pictures.

In the movie — described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation — Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown.

But when news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Voltage Pictures is fully financing Colossal and will launch the project to foreign buyers in Cannes. CAA, which is representing domestic rights, packaged the movie and arranged financing, in addition to representing Hathaway, Vigalondo and producer Nahikari Ipiña. Ipiña is producing via her Sayaka Producciones. Garrett Basch and Vigalondo, who was nominated for an Oscar for his short film, 7:35 in the Morning, are executive producing.

Read more on The Hollywood Reporter

Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor Bring ‘Grounded’ to the Public Theater

Earlier this month NY Times published an interview with Anne and director Julie Taymor about Grounded!

Q. How did this project come about?

A. Anne Hathaway In 2009, my parents were visiting me and my then boyfriend — he’s now my husband — in Los Angeles, and they were just catching me up on people back home, and they mentioned some friends of theirs whose daughter was a soldier and was a cargo truck driver and had been in an explosion, had driven over an I.E.D., and had some pretty serious brain damage. I realized I had absolutely no idea what life was like for a female soldier. I hadn’t seen movies about it, I hadn’t really read articles about it, I didn’t have any references, and I thought that’s not O.K. So I started looking for stories about female soldiers to tell. One day, I was having my coffee, and I read a review in The New York Times of this play, “Grounded,” and I read the synopsis, and I just thought, Oh my God, this is it.

Julie Taymor I got a call from Oskar Eustis, asking: Would I take a look at a play that she was going to be the only person starring in? I read it overnight and said yes the next day. There was just no question that the play itself was moving, gripping and very important, and political, and then put that with Anne being the actress.

One idea in the play is that we’re all being watched all the time. Anne, you are someone who is watched all the time — at the end of the performance I saw a woman whip out her phone to take your picture. What’s the resonance for you?

Hathaway The reason I was late today was because paparazzi appeared up where I live, and I can’t walk to work anymore because it’s a waste of everyone’s everything — I’m not breathing properly, I’m not able to run my lines, because I’ve got somebody with a camera in front of me. So there is that aspect of my life, but I’d rather not focus on me — I’d rather take it out of the specifics of when a celebrity loses their privacy and say we’re all losing our privacy. Everything is witnessed. I think about my nieces and nephews. They will have no idea what privacy really, really is, and I wonder if they’re going to care? Or if you’ve never had it, if you will have the ability to miss it.

Taymor What she’s saying in the end is bigger than that — bigger than Big Brother. It’s the idea that drones are going to be a part of our life. And we think of them, most people think of them, in a kind of Fisher-Price [way]. Wow — the pizza delivery. How great when the medicine can go to a place where there’s no medicine.

Hathaway It’s not a technology without upsides. But it’s complicated.

Taymor The problem is we haven’t set up any laws and rules yet.

Check the full interview at NY Times Website.

“Grounded” Opening Night Party

Last Friday (April 24) Anne attended an opening night party for Grounded! at The Public Theater and I have added over 100 HQ pictures of the arrivals in our gallery.

Several articles about Grounded! has been published during the weekend. Check some excerpts:

Deadline – Grounded may or may not be a protest piece, depending on your point of view. But it’s unassailably dramatic, kinetic and provocative in a production that demonstrates Anne Hathaway’s charisma and range, and presents another triumph for Julie Taymor, showing once again that this master of spectacle is just as imaginative and ingenious working on an intimate scale as she is on larger canvases.

The NY Times – Here’s some unusual tabloid fodder: Anne Hathaway has joined the Air Force!

Well, no, not really. But that Oscar-winning actor gives a fiercely good performance as a cocky pilot raining bombs down on Iraq and Afghanistan in the solo play “Grounded,” by George Brant. Nor is Ms. Hathaway the only A-lister involved in the production, which opened on Sunday at the Public Theater.

Variety – It’s no good pretending that Anne Hathaway is just your typical journeyman actor working on a challenging one-person play. The Academy Award winner is very much the glamorous young movie star in George Brant’s 2012 play, “Grounded,” incongruously cast as a working-class kid from Wyoming who defines herself and finds her joy as an American Air Force fighter pilot. But with director Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”) fielding the technology to get inside the pilot’s head, Hathaway masterfully navigates her terrifying dive from high-flying heroics to the appalling reality of guiding drones to their soft human targets.

The Guardian – Hathaway, too, is at pains to accentuate every syllable. She wouldn’t be the first actor you’d think to cast in such a macho role, and she knows it. This is a consciously chameleonesque performance: movie glamour is exchanged for scraped-back hair and minimal makeup; mid-Atlantic vowels for Wyoming drawl. In the opening moments, Hathaway shows just how hard she’s working to make this character persuasive. But eventually she relaxes into it. Or maybe we relax into her. The script demands a heightened performance, especially as the pilot grows increasingly unstrapped from observable reality, and Hathaway delivers. Monomania is one of her specialties, and she goes full throttle here.