Yet another romantic comedy for Anne Hathaway

25 year old actress Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) is slowly strenghtening her position as the new queen of cheese by starring in the romantic comedy The Fiance, directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and written by newcomers Dyanne Stempel & Jennifer Robinson with rewrites by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder).

Hathaway will play a woman who cancels wedding plans and breaks up with her seemingly perfect fiance so she can try to figure out who she really is. Her meddling parents try to patch things up between the pair, making it impossible for her to move on. 

The premise sounds like it’s already been seen before, but Hathaway is very talented so she might make this worthwhile. But then again, even she can’t make the trailer for her new movie Bride Wars look any good.

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Chihuahas bite the weekend in the US

When it was revealed that Disney was making a movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua from the director of Big Momma’s House and Scooby-Doo, the movie world took a collective stand of disgust, but Disney sure knows what the people wants, and what they want is apparently to see chihuahuas talk on the big screen, making that movie the most successful of the weekend by far. The only other new release to make the top five was Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, at number three. The other five big new releases more or less flopped, but none less than the comedy How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, which came in nineteenth place. Last week’s winner Eagle Eye slipped into second, while the fourth and fifth spots were filled with the romance Nights In Rodanthe and the western Appaloosa respectively. Another big winner which deserves a mention is the Anne Hathaway starrer Rachel Getting Married, which averaged nearly 32600 dollars per screen while showing in only nine cinemas.

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Anne Hathaway will be at The Opposite Of Love

Up-and-coming actress Anne Hathaway (Get Smart) has snagged the lead role in The Opposite Of Love, based on an eponymous bestseller by Julie Buxbaum. She will play a lawyer who’s afraid to commit and sees her life change after she turns down her boyfirend’s marriage proposal. Virtually unknown actress Kara Holden (Pride & Prejudice) makes her screenwriting debut with this film for some reason.

Could this be a new The Devil Wears Prada for Hathaway, who recently expressed her enthusiasm for a Get Smart sequel and declared that Prada sequel plans have been scrapped? In any case you can next see the actress in the drama Rachel Getting Married, which opens in the US on October 3rd after having made the festival rounds. Also, watch the trailer for her by-the-numbers looking Bride Wars.

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Anne Hathaway is ready to Get Smart again

25 year old actress Anne Hathaway is entusiastic about reprising her Agent 99 role in an eventual Get Smart sequel:

I would love to do a second one. But I haven’t heard if we’re going to. I hope we get to. I really loved playing Agent 99, it would be fun to do all the training again, and hanging out with all those boys was so much fun.

I actually haven’t seen Get Smart yet, so I can’t really express my enthusiasm or lack thereof. The actress will next be seen in the drama Rachel Getting Married, which will come out on limited release in the US October 3rd.

Which would you rather? Get Smart 2 or The Princess Diaries 3? How about Brokeback Mountain 2: Lesbian Edition and The Devil Wears Gucci?

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Venice Film Festival winners

The 65th Venice International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the world with Cannes and Berlin, closed on September 6th. While Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler won the festival’s biggest prize, if you take a look at all the “collateral awards”, quite a few films emerge.

Thus the Italian film Giovanna’s Father and the Ethiopian filmTeza both garnered 5 awards while the Italian Pranzo Di Ferragosto, the American The Hurt Locker, and the Italian/French/Romanian Pa-ra-da collected 4 awards each. Additionally, the Italian documentary Below Sea Level won 3 awards and the Russian Paper Soldier, the American Vegas: Based On A True Story, the Sri Lankan Machan, the Japanese Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea and the French films Stella and L’Apprenti each got 2 awards.

View the full list of winners right here:

Main Prizes

Golden Lion for best film: Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler

Silver Lion for best director: Aleksei German MI. for Paper Soldier (Bumaznyj Soldat)

Special Jury Prize: Haile Gerima’s Teza

Coppa Volpi for best actor: Silvio Orlando in Giovanna’s Father (Il Papà Di Giovanna)

Coppa Volpi for best actress: Dominique Blanc in L’Autre

Marcello Mastroianni Prize for best emerging actor or actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Burning Plain

Osella for best cinematography: Alisher Khamidhodjaev and Maxim Drozdov for Paper Soldier

Osella for best screenplay: Haile Gerima for Teza

Special Lion for overall work: Werner Schroeter

Luigi De Laurentis Award for debut film: Gianni Di Gregorio’s Pranzo Di Ferragosto

Horizon Prizes

Premio Orizzonti: Lav Diaz’s Melancholia

Premio Orizzonti Doc: Gianfranco Rosi’s Below Sea Level

Special Mention to: Philippe Grandrieux’s Un Lac and Huang Wenhai’s Women

Short Film Prizes

Golden Lion for best short film: Carlos Armella’s Tierra Y Pan

Special Mention to: Karchi Perlmann’s Vascora

U.I.P. Award for best European short film: Joost Van Ginkel’s Zand

Collateral Awards after the jump

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