Anne Hathaway to star in 'Taming of the Shrew' adaptation
WHO Anne Hathaway
THE MOVIE "The Taming of the Shrew"
THE DEAL The newly minted Golden Globe winner, who on Sunday won the supporting actress award for her role in "Les Misérables," will star in a modern-day version of Shakespeare's 16th century romantic comedy, according to TheWrap.com. It will reportedly be produced partly by Working Title Films, a British company whose credits range from "Fargo" to "Les Misérables." Little else is known about the film, but it may already be facing a spoiler: Joss Whedon's update of "Much Ado About Nothing," starring Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg and Ashley Johnson, is due for release June 7.
WHO James Franco
THE MOVIE "Interior. Leather Bar."
THE DEAL The star of Disney's upcoming "Oz the Great and Powerful" is still working busily outside the mainstream and has two new projects to show for it. One is the short "Interior. Leather Bar.," a collaboration with San Francisco filmmaker Travis Mathews that reimagines the 40 minutes of explicit footage cut from William Friedkin's gay thriller, "Cruising" (1980). It screens at Sundance later this week. Franco also stars with Catherine Keener and Alan Cumming in the drama "Maladies," about a depressed young actor named James. That film, written and directed by the artist known as Carter (2008's "Erased James Franco"), plays at next month's Berlin Film Festival, according to reports.
THE MOVIE "Chasing Ice"
THE DEAL This documentary on photographer James Balog, who uses time-lapse images and video to chronicle melting glaciers around the world, has been playing at the Sag Harbor Cinema for several weeks. It still is, but audiences can see it this week in Patchogue as well. There will be four screenings, all featuring guest speakers Beth Fiteni and Gordian Raacke from Renewable Energy Long Island, and representatives from The Citizen's Climate Lobby.
INFO Today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with an additional screening Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. Tickets are $13. 631-438-0083; plazamac.org.