Anne Hathaway is an amazing actress and she is lauded for her diversity in acting – be it a nerd-turned-princess in “The Princess Diaries”, Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises”, or Fantine in “Les Misérables”.

For her next project, she stars as a New Yorker named Gloria who can control a kaiju (怪獣, which means giant monster in Japanese) in NEON’s upcoming comedy, “Colossal”.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Helmed and penned by “Timecrimes” director Nacho Vigalondo, the official synopsis for the film is as follows:


“Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.” 

Source: YouTube screenshot
Source: YouTube screenshot

In speaking with Indiewire, Hathaway said that the film reminded her of her teenage love for unconventional films. “I would have loved this movie (‘Colossal’) and felt so cool knowing it existed. I did this one for my 16-year-old self,” she added.

The emotion-packed trailer sees Gloria finding out that a strange monster has been terrorising Seoul, South Korea for the past 9 hours. She eventually finds out that she can somehow “control” the monster’s body movements with her own.

“Colossal” already made its premiere 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and it received rave reviews from critics.

Watch the trailer below:

Slated for release on 7th April, “Colossal” also stars Jason Sudeikis (of “Saturday Night Live” fame), Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell.

Sources: Coming Soon, Indiewire.

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