Anne Hathaway Is Coming To Television As A Kidnapped Ambassador’s Wife

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Anne Hathaway will join the ranks of your Matthew McConaugheys, Kevin Spaceys, and Billy Bob Thorntons as the latest big fancy movie star to appear in a limited series, as the actress has signed on to star in and produce The Ambassador’s Wife. The series, which is being developed by a production company and doesn’t have a home yet, will be based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Steil, the real-life wife of the British Ambassador to Yemen. Here’s a little background from the Amazon summary of the book:

When bohemian artist Miranda falls in love with Finn, the British ambassador to an Arab country, she finds herself thrust into a life for which she has no preparation. The couple and their toddler daughter live in a stately mansion with a staff to meet their every need, but for Miranda even this luxury comes at a price: the loss of freedom. Trailed everywhere by bodyguards to protect her from the dangers of a country wracked by civil war and forced to give up work she loves, she finds her world shattered when she is taken hostage, an act of terror with wide-reaching consequences.

Hmm, Anne Hathaway playing a white woman in the Middle East, you say? In an Emmy-bait prestige-y series about international politics and terrorism? Seems like an excellent opportunity to break out her impression of Carrie Mathison from Homeland, which some influential film and television critics (only me, literally no one else) consider to be the most groundbreaking work of her career.

(Via Deadline)