Joe Wright has signed on to direct the upcoming thriller THE LIFEBOAT starring Anne Hathaway. Based on the book by Charlotte Rogan, the story follows Grace Winter, who is standing trial for murder in 1914 as she recounts how she survived the sinking of the transatlantic ship Empress with the help of her new husband. William Broyles Jr. has written the screenplay. Hathaway is also serving as a producer.
Known for directing Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, Wright served as an executive producer on the thriller Locke starring Hardy. He is set to direct the upcoming family adventure film Pan starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara. He is also set to direct the upcoming drama A Season In The Congo.
Wright is repped by CAA.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer