Warner Bros. has signed on Anne Hathaway to take the lead and Burr Steers to direct the romantic comedy The Fiance.
According to Variety, a rewrite of The Fiance script is being done by Etan Cohen, the Tropic Thunder scribe who just turned in a script for the Judd Apatow-produced comedy to star Sacha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes and Will Ferrell as Watson. The Fiance was originally scripted by Dyanne Stempel and Jennifer Robinson.
Hathaway will play a woman who cancels wedding plans and breaks up with her seemingly perfect fiance so she can try to figure out who she really is. Her meddling parents try to patch things up between the pair, making it impossible for her to move on.
The comedy was originally set up at Disney. After the studio dropped it, Gibgot got Hathaway interested as well as Steers, and suddenly four studios were vying for it.
Studio is eyeing a March production start.