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Anne Hathaway to Star in Mindy Kaling’s The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie

Anne Hathaway to Star in Mindy Kaling's The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie

Mindy Kaling’s Black List script The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie now has Anne Hathaway attached to star. Co-written with Kaling’s former The Office co-worker Brent Forrester, Gillespie follows a woman whose debilitating low self-esteem leads her to date a string of terrible losers. When she’s about to give up, a beautiful guy begins pursuing her.

As we know from Kaling’s book of essays, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and her new show The Mindy Project (which just got a full season pickup), Kaling is very invested in romantic comedy tropes. It’ll be interesting to see if Kaling can take a typical romantic comedy plot and subvert it.

I’m also excited to see Anne Hathaway in this—which sounds as if it could be reminiscent of her role in The Princess Diaries.

As of now, no director is attached.

Anne Hathaway Will Have ‘The Low Self-Esteem Of Lizzie Gillespie’ (Indiewire)

Anne Hathaway Attached to Star in Mindy Kaling Written Rom-Com (The Hollywood Reporter)

Fox Gives Back Orders To New Comedies ‘The Mindy Project’ & ‘Ben and Kate’ (Deadline)

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I hope she does both Robopocalypse and this film — I want her to keep doing things that aren't back where she started though (Princess Diaries/Devil Wears Prada) — she does such a good job in all of these other genres too (TDKR/Les Mis).


Anne Hathaway is very versatile. She pretty much tackled every genre possible on screen, it's nice to see her return to her roots!

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