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Will Anne Hathaway Return to the New York Stage This Spring?

Hathaway is reportedly in discussions to be making her return to theater.

Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in a Public Theater production of George Brant's Grounded this spring.
Anne Hathaway is reportedly in talks to star in a Public Theater production of George Brant's Grounded.
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Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway is reportedly in talks to return to the New York stage this spring in a production of George Brant's solo drama Grounded, according to London's Daily Mail. The drama would run at the Public Theater in a version directed and designed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor.

Grounded tells the story of an ace fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy forces her to leave her airborne career in favor of one operating military drones from a windowless trailer outside the Las Vegas desert. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols. It had its New York premiere in 2013 at Walkerspace via Page 73 Productions, which starred Hannah Cabell and was directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.

Hathaway last appeared on stage as Viola/Cesario in the Public's 2009 Shakespeare in the Park revival of Twelfth Night. She won an Oscar for her performance as Fantine in the film version of Les Misérables. Her many other screen credits include The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, Interstellar, and Brokeback Mountain. Taymor's directing credits include The Lion King, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Across the Universe, Frida, and Titus.

A discussion between Hathaway and Taymor regarding a film version of Grounded is reportedly also under way.