Anne Hathaway Cast in Nacho Vigalondo's New Project 'Colossal'
If you've been following the career of funky Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, this is pretty big for him and I'm already curious to see it. THR is reporting that a Cannes project being sold in the market this year is one titled Colossal, from Nacho Vigalondo (of 7:35 in the Morning, Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), and it will star Anne Hathaway. The pitch for it is pretty dang cool - check this out: "Described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation — Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown." I bet you're curious, too.
The plot synopsis continues: "When news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world." Wait, what does that all mean? Wacky. As for development, Voltage Pictures is fully financing Colossal and will launch the project to foreign buyers in Cannes. No details on when it will go into production, but it sounds like they're ready to go sometime soon.
Nacho Vigalondo commenting on the news: "Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. Having Anne and this terrific team around goes beyond my craziest expectations." I'm glad to see him putting together another ambition project, and I hope this one actually comes together. Voltage CEO Nicolas Chartier added: "As huge fans of Timecrimes, we are thrilled to be collaborating with a filmmaker as talented as Nacho. He has written an extraordinarily unique piece of material and we look forward to seeing Anne in such a challenging role." Sounds like it will be fun. We'll be watching this closely.