Newswire: Anne Hathaway to control kaiju with her mind in new film from Timecrimes director

Seemingly determined not to return to rom-coms after her turns in Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway has booked a role that should push The Princess Diaries even further from viewers’ minds: She’ll be psychically linked to a kaiju in the new movie from offbeat Spanish genre director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial, Open Windows).

Described alternately asTransformers vs. Adaptation” and “Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich,” the film, called Colossal, will star Hathaway as Gloria, a woman who decides to leave New York City after her life there falls apart. But before she can leave, she sees news reports of a giant monster—that totally isn’t Godzilla, in case anyone from Toho is reading this—rampaging through Tokyo. That’s weird enough, but then Gloria realizes that she seems to share a psychic link with the beast. She then heads to Japan to see if she …

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