Anne Hathaway is Dancing With Sheba

Anne Hathaway will play a 10 year rehab patient in Jonathan Demme's next film Dancing With Sheba. Demme who was a big player in the early 90's with the hits Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia has most recently directed The Manchurian Candidate remake in 2004. Actress Debra Winger will play Hathaway's mother. Hathaway spoke of the project to Black Film (via Slash Film)...

€œIt€™s a fun premise for a movie actually. Not fun, but it€™s a dark comedy. I play an ex-model who€™s been in and out of rehab for 10 years and has just come out of a 8 months stay so she€™s really serious about it this time, and she arrives home on the weekend of her sister€™s wedding.€
It's been a long time since Jonathan Demme has directed something interesting but with Philadelphia and Silence of the Lambs, we all know he is capable of it. A chance for Hathaway too to show us her acting chops rather than just looking fashionable in something like The Devil Wears Prada.

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.