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Anne Hathaway to Star in The Taming of the Shrew: Report

By Michael Lewittes

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Is Anne Hathaway about to take on Shakespeare?

That’s the buzz, with reports circulating that the actress is set to star in a new modern film adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew.

Hathaway would presumably play the title character Katherine, the sharp-tongued daughter of a wealthy townsman.

The script is being penned by Shame and The Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan, according to The Wrap.

Shakespeare’s 16th century Italian play has been adapted before in Hollywood, the most notable version being Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s 1967 movie.

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger’s 10 Thing I Hate About You is also loosely based on the play.

Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for Hathaway to confirm the casting.

Do you think Hathaway is a good choice for the part?

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