Anne Hathaway Takes On A Rom-Com; Paul Dano Joins Prisoners
Also in Tuesday morning's round-up of news briefs: Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci will receive honors at an upcoming awards event. Ron Perlman joins a psychological thriller and remembering producer Hank Moonjean.
Anne Hathaway Boards Rom-Com
Hathaway is set to star in The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, a romantic comedy that centers on a a woman whose lack of self-worth has limited her choice in men to losers. When she is about to hit the bottom of the barrel, life takes an unexpected turn when she is pursued by the hottest guy ever. Mindy Kaling, who likely would take on a supporting role, co-wrote the Black List-charting script with Brent Forrester, THR reports.
Paul Dano Board Prisoners
Dano apparently had a choice between Prisoners and Jon Favreau's Jersey Boys. He chose the kidnapping thriller that stars Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal. Denis Villeneuve will direct, Deadline reports.
Bernardo Bertolucci To Receive European Lifetime Achievement Award
The Oscar-winning Italian director will be feted by the European Film Academy at its December event. His movie The Last Emperor won nine Oscars in addition to BAFTA wins and French Césars, THR reports.
Ron Perlman Joins Angry Little God
Directed by Daniel Stamm, the psychological thriller is an English-language remake about a guy who receivees a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must do 13 tasks to receive a big cash prize, but after accepting he realizes he's over his head, Deadline reports.
Producer Hank Moonjean Dies at 82
The Oscar-nominated producer passed away in his Hollywood Hills home after battling pancreatic cancer. In 1988 he was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar for Dangerous Liaisons with Norma Heyman. In 2008 he wrote Bring in the Peacocks: Memoirs of a Hollywood Producer, Deadline reports.