Anne Hathaway to Produce and Star in Historical Drama THE LIFEBOAT

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Anne Hathaway has been rather particular in choosing projects after winning the Oscar earlier this year for her work in Les Miserables, but she has settled on another starring role to add to her docket and it’s a doozy.  Hathaway will produce and star in an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s historical novel The Lifeboat, which sounds very much like a prime showcase for acting talent.  The story centers on a young newlywed and widow who is standing trial for murder in 1914.  The events in question surround the woman and her husband surviving the sinking of a transatlantic ship, only to end up in a lifeboat in which the survivors soon start getting rid of people for fear of overloading the boat.

Hit the jump for more on the project and to read a synopsis of the novel.

Wentworth Miller in Talks to Adapt the Bestselling Novel, THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE

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The star of Prison Break and the pen behind the screenplay for Stoker, Wentworth Miller is now being courted to take up the adaptation of The Story of Edgar SawtelleWritten by David Wroblewski, the bestselling literary novel follows the titular protagonist, a mute boy in the American heartland who raises a fictional breed of dog with his family.  While that description sounds a bit odd, the story is actually a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, albeit replacing the kingdom of Denmark with rural Wisconsin.  The novel was part of Oprah Winfrey’s book club in 2008; Winfrey will produce alongside Kate Forte, partnering with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.  Hit the jump for more.

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