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Anne Hathaway has a ticket to star in "Passengers," a supernatural thriller being produced and financed by Mandate Pictures. Rodrigo Garcia is directing the movie, which Columbia Pictures will release domestically.

The film centers on a grief counselor (Hathaway) who helps six plane-crash survivors and develops a special connection with one of them. When the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, she suspects a conspiracy and becomes determined to uncover the truth.

Ronnie Christensen wrote the script.

Judd Payne and Matthew Rhodes of Persistent Entertainment are producing along with Keri Selig. Mandate's Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are exec producing with Mockingbird Pictures' Julie Lynn.

Production is set to begin early next year. Mandate is handling international sales.

Overseeing for Mandate are Kelli Konop and Mary Lee.

Hathaway, repped by CAA and Management 360, starred alongside Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada." She next stars as Jane Austen in "Becoming Jane" and has been cast to play Agent 99 in Warner Bros. Pictures' big-screen version of "Get Smart."
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