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Anne Hathaway to produce and star in a female-fronted sci-fi action comedy

Anne Hathaway, The Devil Wears Prada

After her turn as a somber astronaut in Interstellar, Anne Hathaway is going back to the science fiction genre. Only, this latest sci-fi project has a comedy component as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hathaway will produce and star in The Shower, which takes place during a baby shower that gets interrupted by a meteor shower. When fallen meteorites begin transforming men into aliens, it’s up to the women of Earth to “fight to save themselves and the entire world.”

The Shower is being described as a combination of This Is The End, Attack The Block, and Bridesmaids—because every movie with female leads must at some point be compared to Bridesmaids. The script by Jac Schaeffer (TiMER) made last year’s Black List of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood. Earlier this summer, The Black List hosted a live reading of the script, which featured the likes of Gillian Jacobs, Chelsea Peretti, and Kristen Schaal. There’s a short trailer for the event and a six-page excerpt of the script online for those who want to get a better sense of the film’s tone.


So far there’s no studio or director attached, but according to Hathaway, “Jac has written an awesome sci-fi comedy centered around funny, fully dimensional female characters. I feel so lucky to be a part of the team that will bring her enormously talented and fresh voice to the big screen.”

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