U.S. actress Anne Hathaway
U.S. actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are flocking to the small screen, and the latest star to join this list is Oscar-winning actress Anna Hathaway. She has jumped on the television bandwagon to play dual roles -- that of an actor and producer.

She has been roped in to star in the television adaptation of journalist Jennifer Steil’s novel, “The Ambassador’s Wife,” The Wrap reported. The miniseries, however, has yet to get a distributor, and also no network has greenlit it.

“Criminal Minds” producer Mark Gordon is on board as a producer along with Hathaway. He said in a statement, “The Ambassador’s Wife is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today.”

He expects that Hathaway presence on the limited-episode series will play a part in making it a hit. Gordon said, “We are fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping and compassionate drama.”

“She [Hathaway] is in a league all her own and we cannot think of anyone who can better portray Steil’s complex heroin,” he added.

The book “The Ambassador’s Wife,” released last month, is inspired by the writer’s real life. Her husband, Timothy Torlot, the former U.K. ambassador Yemen, was a target of a suicide attack, and after the attack, Steil and their daughter were moved to Jordan for their protection. They reportedly stayed there till the end of Torlot’s term. The book, however, diverts from the real story, as the target in the fiction version is the diplomat’s wife who is taken hostage as an act of terror.

Next month, Hathaway will be seen in the comedy movie “The Intern” together with Robert De Niro.

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