Anne Hathaway to Become Jane Austen

The Princess Diaries and Brokeback Mountain star Anne Hathaway has revealed to Empire Online that she is set to play author Jane Austen in Becoming Jane. Austen is the author of many books that have been turned into films, such as "Persuasion," "Emma," "Mansfield Park," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility".

"I know, I can't believe it's an American either," Hathaway said. "I can do the accent, they wouldn't have hired me if I couldn't. I'm attached to it and we're trying to get financing for it. Jane Austen is one of the most special literary figures. I don't want to short change her in any way."

The film is written by Kevin Hood and will take a portion of Austen's life that reflects the wild romanticism of her novel. For more of the interview, visit the link above. In just a week, Keira Knightley's version of Pride & Prejudice opens in theaters.