Matthew McConaughey did it. So did Halle Berry and Adrien Brody. Now it's Anne Hathaway's turn to do what all the cool kids in Hollywood are doing — going on TV. (Maybe McConaughey persuaded her of the small screen's merits when they made "Interstellar.")
The Wrap reports that the Oscar winner will star in and produce a limited series adaptation of "The Ambassador's Wife," a novel by Jennifer Steil. The project currently is not attached to any network.
The novel is inspired by Steil's real-life experiences as the wife of the former British ambassador to Yemen, Timothy Torlot. In 2010, Torlot was the target of a suicide bomber, and Steil and their daughter were whisked to Jordan for their safety. In "The Ambassador's Wife," the main character, Miranda, is kidnapped, and she and her husband face difficult obstacles to reuniting.
It sounds like a prestige project much in the mold of "The Honourable Woman," which netted Maggie Gyllenhaal quite a bit of acclaim, as well as a Golden Globe.
Hathaway will next be seen in the movie "The Intern" opposite Robert De Niro, in theaters Sept. 25.
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