Anne Hathaway To Star In Colossal

It looks as though Anne Hathaway has landed a rather ‘Colossal’ role – literally… as she nabs the lead in the upcoming giant monster movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former-Catwoman will lead ‘Colossal’ – a film about a giant lizard attacking Tokyo… and the woman who seems to be connected to it.

“Anne Hathaway is set to star in Colossal, a project that’s sure to be one of the biggest curiosity factors at this year’s Cannes film market.”

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And who will she be playing? The woman herself…

“In the movie — described as Transformers versus Adaptation and Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich; Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown.”

But things take a turn for the worse when a giant lizard starts destroying the city… even though the city is a long way from poor Gloria.

“When news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.”

It’s an intriguing premise and certainly brings something entirely new to the giant monster genre… and I get the feeling Anne Hathaway is the perfect choice for this slightly off-beat role.

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“Colossal is my most ambitious script so far,” said writer/director Nacho Vigalondo. “And probably also the most personal one. Having Anne and this terrific team around goes beyond my craziest expectations.”

Will ‘Colossal’ be any good? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but it might just blow the impending ‘Godzilla’ sequel out of the water.

What do you think of this odd new monster movie? Will Anne Hathaway knock it out of the park? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.