She appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and is set to star in Nacho Vigalondo’s Godzilla-like Colossal, and now Anne Hathaway continues her journey through the sci-fi genre with The Shower.
The sci-fi comedy about a meteor shower that turns men into blood thirsty aliens, has yet to find a director. However, being just announced, we expect someone to take charge soon. THR first reported the news:
Hathaway is attached to star in and produce The Shower, a female-centric sci-fi action comedy that made last year’s Blacklist, the annual listing of best not-yet made screenplays in Hollywood.
Producing with Hathaway are her husband Adam Shulman as well as Andrew Lauren, the son of Ralph Lauren, and D.J. Gugenheim. Lauren is the head of Andrew Lauren Productions with Gugenheim, the company’s production president.
Jac Schaeffer, who wrote Shower, will also produce.
The project is described as being tonally in the vein of the Seth Rogen apocalypse comedy This is the End, cult hit Attack the Block and Kristen Wiig-Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids.
“Jac has written an awesome sci-fi comedy centered around funny, fully dimensional female characters,” said Hathaway. “I feel so lucky to be a part of the team that will bring her enormously talented and fresh voice to the big screen.”
“Anne is the perfect actor to anchor a story that is ultimately about female friendship, with a lot of ass-kicking along the way,” said Schaeffer.
The story begins with a bright baby shower when the guests find themselves under darker skies: a meteor shower. These meteors, however, turn men into blood-hungry aliens and the women must fight to not only save themselves but also the world.