It hasn’t been a bad week for Anne Hathaway—in addition to picking up a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables (pretty much guaranteeing an Oscar later this year)—the actress has just been cast in a film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Scripted by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), this adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew will be a modern one, set in the present day, much like the popular previous Shrew adaptation, 10 Things I Hate About You.
As Cinema Blend notes, it has not been specified which of the two female leads Hathaway will play. The Taming of the Shrew centers around two women—sisters Bianca and Katherina. Katherina is the older sister, and is a totally unlikeable, well, shrew. Bianca is beautiful and popular, attracting the attention of every man who meets her. However, Bianca isn’t allowed to get married before Katherina does, which kicks into the motion “the taming of the shrew”: a plot to locate a man who can tolerate Katherina so that Bianca can get hitched.
No release date has been announced for this most recent update of The Taming of the Shrew, but keep tuning in for more details.
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