With The Dark Knight Rises behind her and Les Miserables in the near future, Anne Hathaway is now aiming low. Hathaway is attached to star in The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, a romantic comedy penned by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Brent Forrester (The Office). The picture centers on a woman with such low self-esteem that her only remaining suitors are bottom-feeders. Things take a turn for the better when “the hottest guy ever” begins to pursue her. The rom-com is backed by Good Machine (formerly Mandate Pictures). Hit the jump for more on The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie.
THR reports that Hathaway is attached to the project, but it looks like Kaling may be eyeing a supporting role. Kaling and Forrester are executive producing along with Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, as well as John Malkovich via his Mr. Mudd Productions. The picture is still in development and producers are seeking directors.
Hathaway has had a light feature schedule this year, notching only The Dark Knight Rises and the upcoming Les Miserables (only, he says!). Her 2013 isn’t much busier, as she’s rumored to voice a character in Rio 2 and is rumored to star in Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse adaptation opposite Chris Hemsworth. Ben Whishaw is also being courted for the sci-fi action picture written by Drew Goddard.
Kaling, on the other hand, has been pretty busy lately: wrapping up her time at The Office, moving onto The Mindy Project and even finding time to voice a character in the upcoming animated film, Wreck-It Ralph. She’ll also be attending The End of the World as herself at James Franco’s apartment when the film debuts next summer.