Hathaway Finds Taming Of The Shrew
Abi Morgan will update Shakespeare
She’s the proud owner of a Golden Globe after this weekend’s ceremony, and seems on track to likely add an Oscar to her collection. But with musicals now crossed off her To Do list, Les Miserables' Anne Hathaway has set her sights on Shakespeare with a new version of The Taming Of The Shrew.
According to The Wrap, Shame’s Abi Morgan is writing the fresh take on the Bard’s battle of the sexes, updating the plot to mid-20th century Italy.
It would hardly be the first time someone has thought to make Shrew into a new format: it was the basis for the musical Kiss Me Kate, which launched in Broadway in 1951 and ended up a 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Then there’s 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, which set the events in high school.
Working Title is producing this latest adaptation, and it’s no surprise that the company’s Miserables star would be at the top of the wish list. Hathaway’s schedule is also pretty free at the moment, since she had been talking about Steven Spielberg’s recently delayed Robopocalypse. Though she has a variety of other projects simmering away, including a Judy Garland biopic and music romance Song One, everything is still in development. Her only current commitment is voicing Jewel in Fox/Blue Sky’s Rio sequel.