Anne Hathaway is going to star in a television adaptation of journalist Jennifer Steil’s novel, “Ambassador’s Wife.” The project is not attached to any network yet.
The Oscar winning actress, Anne Hathaway, has signed on to produce a television series adaptation of ‘The Ambassador’s Wife.” She is also going to star in the limited series. EW Weekly reported that Hathaway’s publicist had confirmed that the lady was indeed involved in such a project. Mark Gordon, who had previously directed Criminal Minds is co-producing the project and the project has not yet been sold to any network.
‘The Ambassador’s Wife” tells the story of an American woman who is kidnapped in the Middle East. The book was released last month by Doubleday. The book won the 2013 Best Novel award in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The author, Jennifer Steil , wrote the novel using her personal experience as the wife to the British ambassador, Timothy Torlot, in Yemen. In 2010, Torlot was the target of the suicide bomber. Steil and her daughter were taken to Jordan for protection until Torlot’s term in Yemen ended.
“’The Ambassador’s Wife’ is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on the images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today,” Mark Gordon told the online magazine, The Wrap.
“We are so fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping, and compassionate drama. She is in a league all her own and we cannot think of anyone who can better portray Steil’s complex heroine.”
Anne Hathaway was recently in the news when Amy Schumer’s character in “Trainwreck” cracked a joke on her. Anne was a good sport about it and congratulated Schumer on her performance in the film.
The source of this news item was Entertainment Weekly.
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