Anne Hathaway's Alien Invasion Comedy 'The Shower' Landing at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
Hathaway will star in the film about a baby shower that's interrupted by an alien invasion.
The Warner Bros. forecast calls for showers.
The studio is in final negotiations for the Anne Hathaway-starring sci-fi action-comedy The Shower.
The actress is attached to star in and produce Jac Schaeffer's script, which made last year’s Black List, the annual listing of best unmade screenplays in Hollywood.
The project is described as being tonally in the vein of the Seth Rogen apocalypse comedy This is the End, cult hit Attack the Block and Kristen Wiig-Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids.
The story is set at a baby shower that gets upstaged by a massive meteor shower. These meteors, however, bring with them blood-sucking aliens from outer space that crash the party.
Hathaway's husband Adam Shulman is producing along with Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim. Lauren is the head of Andrew Lauren Productions with Gugenheim, the company’s production president. Schaeffer also will produce. Chantal Nong and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee for Warners.
The sci-fi action-comedy seems to be a departure for Hathaway, known for roles in such films as the recently released comedy The Intern and the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass. But she’s also filming another interesting sci-fi action film called Colossal, about a woman who discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Hathaway is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane Offer. Schaeffer is repped by Verve, Writ Large and Loeb & Loeb. David Boyle negotiated the deal for Andrew Lauren Productions.