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Friday, June 21, 2013

Anne Hathaway to Star in Historical Drama THE LIFEBOAT

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Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway will star in the drama "The Lifeboat", an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan's historical novel "The Lifeboat". The story focuses on the events surrounding the sinking of a transatlantic ship in 1914 and Hathaway will play Grace, who is both a newlywed and a widow, and on trial for murder. Her husband managed to secure her a place on a lifeboat, but in the aftermath of the sinking, the survivors start to throw people overboard for fear of overloading the boat. The script is written by William Broyles Jr. ("Apollo 13", "Cast Away", "Jarhead") and Focus Features is still looking for a director. Here is a synopsis of the book:
"Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she’d found. Will she pay any price to keep it? THE LIFEBOAT is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes."


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