After starring as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Night Rises, blasting off into space in Interstellar, and stomping around in the monster movie Colossal, Anne Hathaway will add another genre movie to her roster by toplining the sci-fi thriller O2.
According to Deadline, the movie is slated for a fall shoot, with IM Global financing the small-budget movie (in the $10 million range), described as “a contained thriller with sci-fi elements.”
Penned by first-time screenwriter Christie LeBlanc, Hathaway will star as a “woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber, with no memory of how she got there. She must escape the chamber before her air runs out.”
Even if that sounds an awful lot like Ryan Reynolds’ 2010 claustrophobic movie Buried (and SYFY’s Dark Matter, come to think of it, because of the whole waking-up-with-no-memory-in-a-cryogenic-pod thingie), we're told that the fact that the film has sci-fi elements in it makes O2 closer to Gravity than Buried.
Hathaway will also produce the movie with Suzan Bymel (Touch, Designated Survivor), alongside Echo Lake’s Adam Riback and James Engle, and IM Global’s Stuart Ford and Greg Shapiro. The hunt for a director is on, so we should know who got the gig sooner rather than later.
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