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What do you do after a musical? Shakespeare!
"Les Miserables" star (and Golden Globe winner, in case you hadn't heard) Anne Hathaway will continue exploring her theatrical roots as she's signed on for a new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," according to The Wrap.
"Shrew" follows the tumultuous (and sometimes, shall we say, quite "physical") courtship between Petruchio, a suave and brash ladies' man looking to marry into money, and Katherine, aka Kate, a vicious, ill-tempered ... well, shrew. It's considered one of Shakespeare's funniest comedies ... and it's undoubtedly his raunchiest, thanks to some delicious innuendo-filled verbal wars between the two leads.
The play has been adapted to musical theatre as "Kiss Me Kate," but it doesn't look like Anne will be doing the actor-singer thing again as this "Shrew" appears to be a straight adaptation of the play, albeit one updated for mid-20th century Italy. Abi Morgan ("The Iron Lady," "Shame") is penning the script.
How many actresses can say they went from a Batman movie to a musical to a Shakespeare? Just one!
Anne Hathaway is still attached to Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse," though whether she stays that way after the project was put on hold last week remains to be seen. Meanwhile, she's no doubt gearing up to take home that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Fantine in "Les Mis."