Anne Hathaway stars in this self-proclaimed "weird" flick, Colossal, about a wayward journalist and her Godzilla-like alter ego
Public opinion dictates that you either love or hate Anne Hathaway — there's simply nothing in between. She fulfilled your tiara tales in Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted, showed off her Britney Spears-esque I'mNot a Girl, Not Yet a Woman vibe in Brokeback Mountain and embraced a darker side in Rachel Getting Married. She introduced the devilish world of high fashion in The Devil Wears Prada and held a tune (and then some) in her Oscar-winning performance in Les Miserables.
She was basically the Jennifer Lawrence, before Jennifer Lawrence even became a thing. Like Hollywood's occupants, she's been called a host of labels: Over-eager theatre kid, Disney cartoon character and worst Oscars host. But in her newest role, Colossal, we think a new title should be awarded: Daredevil. For it's not everyday that a script by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo comes along. Touted as a twist on the Kaiju genre (monsters attaching large cities) and an homage to Godzilla, Colossal sees Hathaway in the role of former journalist Gloria, who's recently been dumped and drinking too much. But instead of just wallowing in self-pity, Gloria's blackouts align her with a monster terrorising Seoul. Yes, every time she has too much too drink, Seoul suffers. Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens also star.
Straddling humour and a sensitive, life-threatening addiction like drinking is no easy feat, and it's a far cry from Hathaway's previous roles. We'll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for when Colossal comes to Singapore. In the meantime, watch the trailer below.