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