Anne Hathaway has been cast as the lead in Grounded!
Anne Hathaway is adapting a movie version of George Brants celebrated play Grounded, Variety has learned exclusively.
The Oscar-winning actress will star in and produce the picture. In 2015, she appeared in a New York production of the single-actor drama (directed by Julie Taymor) at the Public Theater. But Hathaway was so enthusiastic about the material that she locked up the film rights before signing on for the play.
Grounded tells the story of a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone. Brant is adapting his script for the screen. The stage portrayal earned Hathaway a nomination for a Critics Circle Award.
Hathaway is producing Grounded with Entertainment 360s Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner; and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which is financing the movie. The companys president of production Carla Hacken has previously worked with Hathaway on 20th Century Foxs The Devil Wears Prada, Bride Wars and Love and Other Drugs.