EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Anne Hathaway is near a deal to star with Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, the next film that Christopher Nolan will direct. This is a heckuva follow up to Les Miserables, for which Hathaway won the Academy Award. It also reunites her with Nolan, after she last year played the Selina/Catwoman role in Nolan’s Batfinale The Dark Knight Rises. McConaughey is also enjoying a resurgence fueled by his Independent Spirit Award-winning turn in Magic Mike, and several other pics.
Not much is known about the specific log line (Nolan and cohorts work under the cone of silence) and that includes casting. I was able to break the news about McConaughey (he confirmed it a week later), and I am sure Hathaway’s deal will make. The film is a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros and was originally set up in 2006 by Steven Spielberg, when Paramount owned DreamWorks, and after Spielberg became intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Spielberg who set Jonah Nolan to write the script, which made it easy for Christopher Nolan to come aboard after Spielberg left the project. After all, the Nolan siblings have a collaborative track record, with Jonah hatching the short story that became Christopher’s first hit Memento, and following that with two Batfilms and The Prestige. Christopher Nolan signed on in January to write a script that merged an original idea of his with the script that Jonah wrote. The ambition is a film that will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing with Lynda Obst. Jordan Goldberg is joining as exec producer alongside Thorne, who’ll remain on as technical consultant.
Hathaway is repped by CAA.
Anne Hathaway and Chloe Moretz are set to star in a dark comedy Laggies.
Directed by Lynn Shelton, Laggies is the story of late-twentysomething Megan who freaks out after her boyfriend proposes to her. Pretending to go on a career retreat, Megan spends a week hiding out with 16-year-old Annika, who becomes her new best friend.
Hathaway is set to take up the role of Megan while Moretz will play Annika, according to Deadline.
Anne Hathaway, who’s also starred in The Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain, One Day and The Dark Knight Rises, recently won best supporting actress at the Oscars for her role as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.
16-year-old Chloe Moretz shot to fame as street wise teen Hit-Girl in Kick Ass and has since gone on to star in Hugo, Dark Shadows and 30 Rock. She’ll be in cinemas later this year in Kick Ass 2 and Carrie.
Laggies is directed by Lynn Shelton, who directed Your Sister’s Sister and Touchy Feely as well as episodes of New Girl, Ben and Kate and Mad Men.
Clive Davis eyes a revival of the musical theater classic, with a wish list for leading roles.
Music mogul Clive Davis has gotten lots of attention for revealing his bisexuality in the new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, out Tuesday. But for musical theater fans, it may be equally big news that Davis plans to stage a revival of the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady — with some big stars in mind to play the title character, Eliza Doolittle, and her self-appointed Svengali, Professor Henry Higgins.
Davis writes in Soundtrack that he is “about to realize another of my life’s dreams: producing a Broadway musical,” with theater veterans Roger Berlind, Scott Landis and the Nederlander Organization.
Chatting with USA TODAY on Monday, Davis elaborated on this dream project, noting that “our first choices” to play Eliza and Higgins were Anne Hathaway — a top Oscar contender this Sunday for her singing performance in the screen version of Les Misérables — and Colin Firth.
Both Hathaway and Firth were reported to be up for same roles in a new screen adaptation of My Fair Lady that fell through, making the stage rights available, according to Davis. But his selection of Hathaway in particular “preceded her triumph in Les Mis,” Davis points out, adding that he plans to reapproach the actress “after the Academy Awards.”
Davis’ top choice for a director? Bartlett Sher, the Tony Award winner whose Broadway credits include acclaimed revivals of such American classics as South Pacific, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and, this season, Golden Boy.
Anne Hathaway strikes a glamorous pose on the latest cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s UK edition, but she certainly doesn’t consider herself sexy.
The 30-year-old actress says she’s no Rihanna. “I’m not Rihanna,” she said in the February issue. “I’m not cool. When people come to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like my work.”
“For a long time it was me and [my manager] against the world,” the “Les Miserables” star said. “I was seen as this bizarre-world, good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with – very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting. I had no grit, no sex appeal.”
This isn’t the first time Hathaway has waxed over her looks.
In the January issue of Glamour magazine, the actress revealed that her obsession with being thin is a source of “shame” and said she constantly worries about her body.
“I still feel the stress over, ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?’” she says. “There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me.”
Opening on Christmas Day is director Tom Hooper’s fantastic adaptation of Les Miserables. Loaded with great performances and top notch filmmaking, Les Mis is absolutely a contender for all the year end awards and it would shock me if Anne Hathaway doesn’t win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her incredible work as Fantine. Her one take rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” was incredible and it’s the type of performance that’s unforgettable. For more on the film, here are five clips and all our previous coverage.
At the recent NYC press day for the film I got to participate in a press conference with Hathaway, Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), and Samantha Barks (Éponine). They talked about making the film, how they prepared for their roles, their characters, singing live on set, and so much more. Hit the jump to either listen to the press conference or read the transcript.
If you’d like to listen to the audio from the press conference click here. Otherwise the full transcript is below.
Question: First of all it was fantastic. There’s a lot of crying in this film-
Anne Hathaway: From the audiences or the actors?
Anne, Tom mentioned that you practiced crying while singing, and Samantha, you sang with rain coming down onto your face. I’m always curious about how actors cry on film, the secrets to that, and also how you managed to cry and sing at the same time.
Hugh Jackman: Go, Annie.
Hathaway: Alright, first one up. Continue reading
With awards season underway, Anne Hathaway is going to be walking lots of red carpets. The film adaptation of “Les Miserables” was just nominated for a Golden Globe, the film for which was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Fox 411 talked to Hathaway about her success stepping into the role her mother once played.
Fox 411: How important was it that you did the live singing in ‘Les Mis’?
Anne Hathaway: Taking on these roles were a tremendous responsibility not just to the audience. but to ourselves as “Les Mis” fans. So the live singing I think gave us an opportunity to channel all of that expectation and pressure on ourselves into a tangible result which none of us took for granted. None of us came to set any day overconfident in our abilities, we were all starting from square one, we were all exploring a skill set that we hadn’t even developed by the first day of filming. It was vulnerable but it was also very freeing you know – there’s that wonderful phrase that within great crisis lies opportunity, and I think we all felt we were in a little bit of a crisis everyday not knowing what was going to happen but we also knew that there was a tremendous opportunity at the very core of that.
Fox 411: People may not know you can sing like this, what is your background?
Hathaway: My history with the show began when I was seven. My mother was cast in the ensemble and as the factory girl, and as the Fantine understudy, so my second time I actually saw the show I got to see my mother play Fantine, which is the role I play in the film. Since then I just had it in my head. I think that was the show that made me really want to be an actress and really have a concept of getting up and performing and telling a story through performance and I’ve just loved singing ever since then. I’ve been studying voice for about 10 years now, never with anything like this in mind, just because I really love doing it. So yeah, I’m kind of amazed that I didn’t really expect singing to ever play a big part of my life I just thought it was something that I liked to do, so it’s kind of crazy that this particular show has come about in this way in my life.
FOX 411: Oscar buzz! What does that mean to you?
Hathaway: It’s hugely flattering but nothing is real yet, so it’s lovely that people are talking about it. So I’m of two minds, which is one, ‘Oh my gosh could you imagine if it came true?’ and two, ‘Can you imagine how embarrassing it’ll be if it doesn’t happen if I don’t get nominated?’ So I’m just trying to keep my feet on the ground at the moment.