"Les Mis" star Anne Hathaway tapped to 'tame' Shakespeare play

By Alex Ewald,
No director attached yet for tale's modern retelling

New Golden Globe winner Anne Hathaway will take on another famous literary female character in Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew.”

INF Daily

Hathaway, 30, is said to headline a modern adaptation of the stage comedy, set in mid-20th century Italy, Celebuzz.com reports.

Hathaway’s “Les Miserables” producer, Debra Hayward, told Perez Hilton last week that she would keep momentum going with another project, revealed this morning as the Shakespearean tale about a man who sets out on a bet to “tame” his bride, Katherina, the ubiquitous shrew of the show.

The script will be written by “The Iron Lady” screenwriter Abi Morgan.

Hathaway also told Perez that she thinks nothing she films would be as good as “Les Mis,” though. “I’ve got a number of things [in the works]… none of which will ever live up to ‘Les Mis’!” she said.

The play has already been adapted to more faithful versions such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s 1967 film, modern retellings like “10 Things I Hate About You” with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, and as a musical by Cole Porter called “Kiss Me Kate.”

No director has signed on to the film yet, according to CelebBuzz.

Photo Courtesy of INFDaily.com.



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