Anne Hathaway
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(Relaxnews) – Anne Hathaway joins Chris Hemsworth among the actors in line for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming blockbuster Robopocalypse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway is currently negotiating the lead female role in the movie, while Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is in talks for the male lead. It will be Spielberg’s first big-budget disaster movie since War of the Worlds seven years ago.

Based on a novel by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse will pit the human race against its own robots and other electronic devices that are controlled by a sentient artificial intelligence named Archos (which means “master” in Greek). The movie will be released on April 25, 2014, in North America.