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Anne Hathaway To Star in Adaptation of ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food,’ For StudioCanal

Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in an adaptation of the Pamela Druckerman autobiography, “French Children Don’t Throw Food,” in development from StudioCanal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be a drama following an American journalist as she relocates to Paris for her husband’s job and finds herself trying to maintain both her career and her personal home life, all while acting as an onlooker to the French’s parenting ways. Druckerman’s own book, published in 2001 and both a self-reflection and observation on motherhood and parenting, explores the magnitude of behavioral and cultural customs set forth when comparing her own upbringing to that of the French. Jamie Minoprio and Jonathan Stern are cited as the film’s most recent writers.

Titles backed by Blueprint Pictures’ production include Focus Features’ “Emma.,” and Martin McDonagh’s features “Seven Psychopaths,” “In Bruges,” and Oscar-winning “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Hathaway’s Academy Award gold came with her supporting role performance in the Tom Hooper-directed musical adaptation of “Les Misérables.” She was also nominated for an Oscar for her leading role in “Rachel Getting Married.” Hathaway’s recent credits include “Ocean’s Eight,” “Serenity,” “The Hustle,” “Dark Waters,” and Dee Rees’ Sundance premiere, “The Last Thing He Wanted.” She is set to star in Robert Zemeckis’ “The Witches” remake, currently in post-production.

Last year, Hathaway appeared on “The View,” where she discussed taking parenting notes from Prince William and Kate Middleton. Hathaway explained that even speaking to her child at eye level made a huge difference, noting, “You look at the world, how big it is. And that thing that feels totally normal, that might be scary to him, or something that we might overlook is really fascinating right at that level.”

“French Children Don’t Throw Food” will be produced by Blueprint Picture and is currently in development from StudioCanal.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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