Anne Hathaway to star in untitled romantic comedy for STX
Anne Hathaway will be working with STXfilms on a contemporary romantic comedy from screenwriters Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, it was announced today by STXfilms Chairman Adam Fogelson and Sam Brown, President of Production for STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment.
Hathaway will star in and produce the new romantic comedy. Kohn and Silverstein, who previously penned hit comedies How to be Single, The Vow and He’s Just Not That Into You, are set to write; Adam Shulman will produce and Jonathan Rice will co-produce.
“We have been looking for ways to work with Annie since launching STX, and when she came to us with this idea, we knew right away that we wanted to make this movie with her,” said Fogelson. “This is a modern-day look at love, dating and hookups with a very contemporary and authentic voice that speaks to a generation that casually swipes right to find a mate. As technology has allowed for a new era for matchmaking, it also comes with a lot of comedy and consequences and Anne wanted to explore that territory in funny, relevant and very unexpected ways.”
Added Hathaway, “I am excited to be collaborating with STXfilms on this movie. It’s been really heartening how willing they are to take risks and explore what we all hope will be a great and modern comedic story.”
This project marks the next significant female-driven film produced and distributed by STXfilms (six of its first 11 films starred or were directed by women); the company’s next six releases (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Molly’s Game, Gringo, A Bad Moms Christmas, and The Happytime Murders) also feature women in leading roles.
Hathaway currently stars in the critically-acclaimed Colossal, and will next be seen in Oceans 8.
STXfilms VP of Production Sheroum Kim will oversee development of the film on behalf of the studio.
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