Abi Morgan to Adapt 'Taming of the Shrew,' Anne Hathaway to Star

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by Kerensa Cadenas
January 18, 2013 11:30 AM
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Brit Abi Morgan is taking on the master and adapting Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  Morgan, who created the BBC series The Hour and has written Shame and The Iron Lady, is supremely talented and brilliant. If you haven’t watched The Hour, please do so immediately, it is one of the best shows airing on television. Both season one and two are available on DVD and instant video.

Morgan’s adaptation will be a modern day retelling of the classic play. The project will be produced by Debra Hayward and Working Title. Taming of the Shrew was adapted most recently in 1999 in the now teen classic 10 Things I Hate About You, starring Julia Stiles.

Anne Hathaway, who just won a Golden Globe for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, is set to star.

Anne Hathaway to Star in Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew' (Yahoo News)

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  • Erin | January 22, 2013 7:03 PMReply

    For a more recent adaptation than 10 Things, check out the delightful Taming of the Shrew included in the BBC's Shakespeare (Re)Told series. Written by Shirley Wainwright, it features the incredibly talented Shirley Henderson playing Katherine Minola as a rising conservative MP who wants to run for the leadership. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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