Anne Hathaway, who scooped up her very first Oscar earlier this year for her jaw-dropping performance in "Les Miserables," has just signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan's debut novel, "The Lifeboat."
The book follows Grace Winter, a woman described as "both a newlywed and a widow" standing trial for murder in 1914. As part of her trial, Grace recounts the fateful events that befell her following the sinking of the transatlantic ship The Empress.
Working Title and Focus Features jointly secured the rights to the novel, and William Broyles Jr., who wrote "Castaway" and "Apollo 13," has been tasked with scripting duties. At this point there's no director attached, but Hathaway will be producing alongside Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Liza Chasin of Working Title, as well as Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner of Film 360. Broyles will executive produce.
Hathaway is currently working with her "Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan on his trippy space adventure movie "Interstellar," out next fall.