The project, produced by Mark Gordon, has no network or distributor attached. Hathaway will star as well as produce the series.
Inspired by her personal experiences as the wife of the British Ambassador to Yemen, Steil’s novel is a harrowing tale about the kidnapping of an American woman in the Middle East and the heartbreaking choices she and her husband each must make in the hope of being reunited.
“The Ambassador’s Wife is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on the images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today,” said Gordon in a statement. “We are so fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping, and compassionate drama. She is in a league all her own and we cannot think of anyone who can better portray Steil’s complex heroine.”
“The Ambassador’s Wife” is the first to fall under the recently announced independent studio formed by The Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One (eOne) to finance and produce premium film, television and digital content, which eOne will distribute internationally.
Hathaway, who will next be seen opposite Robert De Niro in “The Intern,” is represented by CAA, Management 360, and Jason Sloane of Sloane Offer Weber Dern.