Anne Hathaway Is Coming to TV in 'The Ambassador's Wife' Miniseries Adaptation

by Desiree Murphy 7:00 PM PDT, August 19, 2015
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Anne Hathaway is taking a break from the big screen to star in a TV miniseries.

The Oscar winner will star in and produce the miniseries adaptation of Jennifer Steil's novel, The Ambassador's Wife, according to The Wrap.

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"The Ambassador's Wife is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on the images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today," producer Mark Gordon (Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds) said in a statement. "We are so fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping and compassionate drama. She is in a league all her own, and we cannot think of anyone who can better portray Steil's complex heroine."

The novel was inspired by Steil's personal experiences as the wife of the British Ambassador to Yemen. Released last month, it chronicles the tale of a bohemian woman, Miranda, who is kidnapped in the Middle East and must make difficult choices in hopes of reuniting with her beloved husband.

In anticipation of her upcoming project, which is not yet attached to a network, the 32-year-old actress posted a photo of the book's cover on Instagram Tuesday. "Love this book so much I went and got the rights to it! It'll be coming soon to a T.V. near you," Hathaway captioned the pic. "In the meantime, please pick it up - it's a great read."

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Hathaway isn’t the only A-list movie star who's taken to TV recently. Matthew McConaughey was one of the biggest names to hit the small screen when he starred in True Detective last year, which recruited stars like Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for its second season.

Hathaway also guest-starred on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Emmy award-winning Pivot series Hit Record on TV. The new dad described his star-studded variety show to ET recently -- watch in the video below.