A while ago Anne Hathaway signed up to star in the arthouse monster movie Colossal, and now she’s got some company, as Variety reports that Dan Stevens has signed up to co-star.
Since Hathaway attached herself in May, the film has had a little trouble, with Japanese Godzilla studio, Toho, suing the makers over similarities to their property (not helped by comparisons the filmmakers themselves made). However now it seems to be moving forwards.
The film will see Hathaway as Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown. But when news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying Seoul (which was previously Tokyo, so the makers do seem to be deliberately moving away from Godzilla), Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Stevens will be the former boyfriend who ends up wanting her back.
Timecrimes and Open Windows director Nacho Vigalondo is set to direct the movie, which is already shooting.