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William Shakespeare had his own Anne Hathaway. Now the new Anne Hathaway has her own Shakespeare.
The 26-year-old Oscar nominne has been tapped to star in the gender-bending Twelfth Night for the New York Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program, running June 9-July 12.
Hathaway, who just wrapped Tim Burton's update of Alice in Wonderland, will make her Public Theater debut as Viola, a young woman shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, and, for complicated plot purposes, poses as a male page for a duke, only fall for her new boss.
The last time the Big Apple theater company staged Twelfth Night was in 2002, starring Julia Stiles as Viola.
Speaking of Stiles...
• The actress is returning to the boards in a new production of David Mamet's Oleanna opposite Bill Pullman opening at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum June 5-July 12. The play details the power struggle between a university professor (Pullman) and one of his female students (Stiles) who accuses him of sexual harassment. Stiles previously played the role opposite Aaron Eckhart in London.
• Per Variety, John Malkovich will do a villainous turn in the big-screen version of DC Comics' Jonah Hex. The flick stars Josh Brolin as a former Confederaete soldier-turned-bounty hunter who faces off against Quentin Turnbull (Malkovich), a wealthy Southern plantation owner out for revenge after his son is killed during the Civil War.
• After (seemingly) getting killed off on NBC's Heroes, Brea Grant is looking to play dead in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 now that she's been cast in the sequel to his gory remake of the original horror classic.