Anne Hathaway to star in Nacho Vigalondo’s Giant Monster Movie, Colossal



Nacho Vigalondo, the singular mind behind TimecrimesExtraterrestrial and Open Windows (as well as amazing short film 7:35 in the Morning) is teaming with Anne Hathaway for Colossal, a kaiju film described as “Godzilla meets Lost in Translation.”

That sounds about right for Vigalondo, whose films find stunning human perspective in their often out-there setups (see the underseen Extraterrestrial). THR reports Colossal finds Hathaway 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 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.”

Voltage Pictures is financing Colossal. Vigalondo’s regular collaborator, Nahikari Ipiña, produces.

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