Netflix: Anne Hathaway and Salma Hayek are planning action comedy


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Anne Hathaway and Salma Hayek are planning an action comedy

Anne Hathaway received for her performance in "Les Miserables" an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.  Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invi

Anne Hathaway received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Les Misérables.” photo

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Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka’s novel “Seesaw Monster” is being adapted into a Netflix film. Hathaway and Hayek are on board as leads and producers.

In “Bullet Train”, based on a novel by Kōtarō Isaka, Brad Pitt (58) recently played an assassin – now another story by the Japanese author is to be included Anne Hathaway (39) and Salma Hayek (56) will be filmed.

Netflix has secured the filming rights for “Seesaw Monster”. Oscar winner Hathaway (“Les Misérables”) and Hayek (“Frida”, “Eternals”) are on board as leading actresses and producers, the streaming service announced.

Accordingly, in the action comedy they play two rivals who are forced to stick together. Olivia Milch (“Ocean’s Eight”) is writing the screenplay. Hayek has already demonstrated her talent for action in films such as “Desperado” or “Killer’s Bodyguard”, Hathaway in “The Dark Knight Rises” or “Ocean’s Eight”.

“Bullet Train” (2022), based on Isaka’s best-selling novel “Maria Beetle”, is set on a Japanese bullet train where several assassins meet. Brad Pitt mimicked the killer Ladybug in it, directed by David Leitch. It was not initially known who was to stage “Seesaw Monster”.

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