HOLLYWOOD — Anne Hathaway, who’s only had “Don Jon” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the animated “Rio 2” out since winning an Oscar for “Les Miserables,” recently hit screens in the $165 million epic “Interstellar.” The cast includes fellow Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine and Ellen Burstyn, as well as Jessica Chastain.
Hathaway has other projects, both big and small, lined up to go. She co-stars with Josh Duhamel and Topher Grace in the comedy-drama “Don Peyote,” out May 9, and Sept. 25, the comedy “The Intern” with Robert DeNiro opens. We’ll have to wait until May 2016 for the blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” with Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. Meanwhile, the film “Song One,” which she co-produced, and co-starring Mary Steenburgen, is awaiting a release date. It’s gonna be Hathaway … all the way!
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The legendary Orson Welles, best known for “Citizen Kane,” died in 1985, leaving behind an unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind.” Royal Road Entertainment bought the rights to finish the film, and plans to release it by May 6 to commemorate Welles’ 100th birthday. The footage was hidden away in a French warehouse, and with the cooperation of his family and the original line producer Frank Marshall, Royal Road intends to complete the film using Welles’ notes. Marshal also adds, “We have scenes that weren’t quite finished, and we need to add music, but we will get it done!”
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Meryl Streep, last seen in “The Giver,” will have three films open in the next three months. First is “The Homesman” on Nov. 14, produced, written, directed and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, then comes the Broadway musical “Into the Woods,” out Christmas Day, with Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. On Jan. 16, Streep co-stars with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Whishaw in “Suffragette,” and June 26 we’ll get “Ricki and the Flash” with Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield and Meryl’s daughter, Mamie Gummer. We’ll be knee deep in Streep!
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BITS ’N’ PIECES: Eddie Redmayne already is receiving Oscar buzz for his portrayal of ALS quadriplegic physicist Stephen Hawking in the film “The Theory of Everything.” At a recent screening, Hawking was left in tears by the performance, admitting, “There were certain points when I thought I was watching myself.”
The Goodspeed Opera Company is staging a musical version of the classic Jackie Gleason sitcom “The Honeymooners,” aimed at Broadway.
David Hyde Pierce, a four-time Emmy Award winner for “Frasier,” is directing his first Broadway play, “It Shoulda Been You,” starring Tony Award winner and six-time Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris’ husband. The show opens April 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
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