The play tells the tale of the courtship of Petruchio and the headstrong Katherina. At first, Katherina resists the relationship, but is persuaded by the persistent suitor after various psychological courting games. Anne Hathaway will most likely play the obdurate shrew.
The film is described as a modern-day take on the play set in mid-20th century Italy. The Iron Lady's Abi Morgan is providing the screenplay. No directors have been confirmed. Debra Hayward will be producing.
No production schedule has been released.