The Wrap says that Abi Morgan, the screenwriter whose “Iron Lady” and “Shame” won attention a couple of winters ago, is set to adapt Shakespeare’s complicated knockabout comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” for the screen, with Anne Hathaway as the nasty/testy/put upon Kate in this version.
No word on who her Petruccio might be.
It’s a malleable play, if nothing else. Loved the Heath Ledger/Julia Stiles high school take on it, “Ten Things I Hate About You.”
There was a funny, understated and more passive aggressive John Cleese version that PBS aired back in the last century. And of course, Richard Burton tossing about Elizabeth Taylor in the ’60s.
Hathaway, who shares the name of Shakespeare’s wife, could play this any number of ways — British and period, American and modern.