In the upcoming Anne Hathaway (‘The Dark Knight Rises’,’Interstellar’) giant creature feature ‘Colossal‘ we’ve just learned that she won’t be surviving alone as she’ll be joined by Dan Stevens (‘Downton Abbey’,’The Guest’). Specifically Stevens is joining the cast to work directly across Hathaway as the ex-boyfriend that she just can’t seem to get rid of. Nacho Vigalondo is helming the film and its rare to see a monster movie like this with a large focus on a romantic subplot as well.

Details on Stevens joining the cast expands our early description where we know that:

The story follows a woman named Gloria, to be played by Hathaway. She’s just your typical, everyday woman going through a rough patch. When she loses both her job and fiancé in short order, she leaves New York to return to her hometown and heal. That’s when things start to get interesting. News reports surface about a giant lizard that is wreaking havoc on Tokyo, and Gloria comes to realize that she has a connection to these distant goings on, and needs to figure out exactly what it is to prevent further chaos and devastation.

With Stevens being the fiance who first broke Hathaway’s heart we now see him trying to win back her affections. If Hathaway’s emotional rollercoaster ride is what fuels the monsters into action his appearance can have horrifying consequences unless they are able to resolve their issues in which case he may just be what helps to save the world.

I love that the premise behind the films eems original though can’t help but worry how they’ll end up pulling it off.

Are you looking forward to ‘Colossal’? Do you think that Stevens will be a good fit for playing across from Hathaway in the film? Share your thoughts below!

Sources: Cinema BlendSlash Film