Saturday, June 15, 2024

Exclusive: Anne Hathaway’s Next Film A Rock Music Indie (But She Won’t Sing)


Exclusive– Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway has a great project in development that looks like it will be filmed this year. She’s going to star in “Song One,” an indie film about a young woman who’s involved with a rocker. And that will be rising British musician Johnny Flynn. Never heard of him? You will once this movie is released.

The songs–all original– are being written by two of our greatest “unknown” singer songwriters–Jenny Lewis from the group Rilo Kiley, and her boyfriend Johnathan Rice. The duo is well known in music circles and among those in the know. Lewis has been held hostage by Warner Bros. Records for years, but she’s one of Elvis Costello’s absolute favorities. Mine, too.

“SongOne” has a pair of hot producers, too: Oscar winner Jonathan Demme, and Hathaway’s husband, Adam Schulman. The director/writer is Kate Barker-Froyland, daughter of Sony Pictures Classics chief Michael Barker.

And by the way, so far Anne–who, as we know–loves to sing–has no vocals scheduled. At least so far!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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