NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Hathaway is stepping into a new Cinderella story.

The star of "Ella Enchanted" and "The Princess Diaries" will appear in the film adaptation of David Nicholls' popular novel, "One Day," about a working-class woman's romance with a charming rich man, played by Jim Sturgess ("Across the Universe").

The movie, which begins filming this summer, will be directed by Lone Scherfig, an Oscar nominee for "An Education."

The project was announced Tuesday by Focus Features and Random House Films, which have a joint partnership.

"One Day," a No. 1 best-seller in England, was released Tuesday as a paperback by Vintage Books, an imprint of Random House, Inc.

Nicholls has written the script for the film, scheduled to come out next year.

 

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