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.