What do you get when you mix actress Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), screenwriter Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) and producer Nahikari Ipiña (Extraterrestrial)? A “Colossal” mind-freak!
Hathaway has just signed to play a young lady named Gloria whose life is turning sideways, upside down and completely out of kilter. She just lost her dream job and her handsome fiancé. Packs up her suitcase to make an impromptu escape to the safety in her hometown and just when it seems her life is beginning to regain some semblance of normalcy - telepathic communications with a giant lizard that is destroying Tokyo, Japan starts invading her mind.
Gloria finds herself drawn to the Godzilla-like lizard and is haunted by the fact that somehow her insignificant life may hold the fate of the world.
“Colossal” is being called by Vigalondo “Godzilla meets Lost In Translation.” It is currently the biggest buzz at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as the suits look for financing.