Anne Hathaway returning to her rom-com roots ought to encourage a welcome, albeit transient, balm to followers in these unsure instances … except in fact mentioned rom-com is concerning the international pandemic.
A decade after her final foray into the style, the Oscar winner is in last talks to star in “Lockdown” from director Doug Liman, in response to a number of shops. From its description, the movie appears in direct opposition to the escapist thrills of, say, the infinitely rewatchable “Satan Wears Prada” ― sure, a rom-com will be about falling in love with your self ― however we’re preserving an open thoughts.
Set very a lot within the still-unfolding nightmare of coronavirus, the movie, which is written by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, is alleged to be a “heist film and romantic comedy happening throughout the COVID-19 pandemic” with Hathaway on the heart.
Now, as to what she’ll presumably be stealing (bathroom paper? a vaccine? somebody’s Disney+ password?) solely time will inform, however a Deadline report signifies that Cillian Murphy was approached to star within the movie as nicely.
“Lockdown” will reportedly be capturing in September because the pandemic rages on, so right here’s hoping it’s going to all be over when the movie hits theaters.
Regardless of Hollywood’s repeated makes an attempt, the urge for food for watching our present actuality mirrored on display is understandably low, however Hathaway is a rom-com professional and proved she’s greater than able to pulling off a heist movie after 2018’s “Ocean’s 8.”
Since then, she’s starred in a trio of underperforming movies (“Serenity,” “Darkish Waters” and “The Final Factor He Wished”), however has a big-budget crowd-pleaser on the best way within the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.”
However who is aware of? If “Lockdown” is a success, Hathaway may begin prepping some *gulp* digital awards acceptance speeches.
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