Anne Hathaway 'to appear in The Taming of the Shrew movie'

The actress, who shares the name of Shakespeare's wife, is reportedly set to star in an adaptation by Abi Morgan

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Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway is set to star in a movie adaptation of Shakespeare play The Taming Of The Shrew, according to reports.

British screenwriter Abi Morgan, whose credits include The Iron Lady, Shame and BBC drama The Hour, is in talks to adapt the work for film, website The Wrap reports.

No director appears to be attached to the new version, which will be set in mid-20th century Italy.

Les Miserables producer Debra Hayward will produce the film with British production company Working Title.

US star Hathaway, 30, recently won a Golden Globe and is up for a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.

She had been set to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi adaptation Robopocalypse, which has been pushed back.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in a film version of The Taming Of The Shrew in 1967.

Anne Hathaway was the name of William Shakespeare's wife.