Anne Hathaway is set to star in a sci-fi monster film, Colossal.
Hathaway has been cast alongside Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell, who recently appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. The latest to join the cast is former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens. Stevens’ publicist confirmed the news to EW.
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The film was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, and follows the story of a young woman, portrayed by Hathaway, who went back to her hometown after losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend.
When a huge monster appears in Seoul, South Korea, Hathaway’s character feels an odd, yet strong connection to it. Stevens will play opposite Hathaway as her ex-boyfriend who tries to win back her love after dumping him. He appeared in the remake of the Disney fairytale Beauty and the Beast as the titular Beast alongside Emma Watson, and starred in the indie thriller film, The Guest.
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Colossal is going to be Vigalondo’s biggest movie project to date. He is best known for mixing popular movie concepts into his indie films Open Windows and Timecrime. Timecrime is a horror film mixed with the concept of time travel. In his film Extraterrestrial, he played with the romantic-comedy genre and added an alien invasion twist.
The film will feature a huge creature similar to those featured in successful monster movies like Godzilla. There is little information about the movie and there has been no news of possible release dates but reports claim Colossal is filming in Vancouver despite a looming lawsuit filed by the copyright holder of Godzilla. The said lawsuit filed in May accuses Vigalondo and Voltage Pictures for “copyright and trademark infringement, federal trademark dilution, violation of the Lanham Act, and unjust enrichment,” according to EW.
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Nevertheless, Hathaway in a sci-fi/monster film is something to look forward to.