Warner Bros. has set Anne Hathaway to star and Burr Steers to direct the romantic comedy The Fiance, reports Variety.
The film will be produced by Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot.
A rewrite of “Fiance” script is being done by Etan Cohen, the Tropic Thunder scribe who just turned in a script for the Judd Apatow-produced comedy to star Sacha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes and Will Ferrell as Watson. The Fiance was originally written by Dyanne Stempel and Jennifer Robinson.
Hathaway will play a woman who cancels wedding plans and breaks up with her seemingly perfect fiance so she can try to figure out who she really is. Her meddling parents try to patch things up between the pair, making it impossible for her to move on.
WB will likely put “Fiance” in production in March, so Hathaway can follow it by re-teaming with Steve Carell in WB’s Get Smart sequel.