“The Lifeboat” Finds A Director

Deadline this past week brought back a report for a project Anne has signed back in 2013, “The Lifeboat,” an adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Rogan, that tells the story of newlywed Grace Winter, who stands trial for murder in 1914, after surviving the sinking of the transatlantic ship Empress.

Here’s the book synopsis:

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.

Hathaway is also producing alongside Working Title, Film 360 and Focus Features, which acquired the rights to and are developing Rogan’s book.

Watch: “The Intern” Trailer Has De Niro Working for Hathaway

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming comedy, The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro.

Written and directed by the Oscar nominated Nancy Meyers, The Intern stars De Niro as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

The Intern hits theaters September 25.

First Look on “The Intern”

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers, and People Magazine has the first look.

De Niro plays a retiree who wants to get back into the work force after he realizes retirement isn’t what he thought it would be. Hathaway’s character, the intense founder of a fashion website, allows De Niro to be her intern as part of her community outreach.

Anne talked to People about working with De Niro:

I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time and was so excited to work with him. All of us on set were really awed by him but he’s so sweet and unassuming, and a little goofy, that we all relaxed eventually.

Jules is super smart – a little intense and uptight with a brain that never shuts off. Ben [De Niro] comes into her life and understands her immediately. Moreover, he likes all the things about her other people find strange and a little off-putting.

The Intern opens in theaters Sept. 25.