According to The Wrap, Anne Hathaway is coming off her Golden Globe win with an eye on playing Shakespeare they way it’s meant to be played. Screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) is crafting a script that takes the Bard’s “Taming of the Shrew” and places it in mid-20th century America for producer Debra Hayward and Working Title.
Obviously this isn’t the first adaptation to be shifted in time and it won’t be the last, but it should be a fun one with Hathaway and Morgan involved. Although hopefully it’ll have more laughs than The Iron Lady.
The story — which is focused on a young woman anxious for love but forbidden from looking for it until her righteous bitch of a sister is married off — should find a welcome home in the mid-20th century, especially if that’s code for “The 1950s.” Funny how something that resonated in the late 16th century could ring even louder today. That Shakespeare guy must have been good.