The film will be a modern-day take on the battle of the sexes that will be set in Italy. Hayward told Playbill.com in late 2012 that she has discussed the project with Hathaway.
Hathaway recently won a Golden Globe Award for playing Fantine in Tom Hooper's film of Les Misèrables. She also earned an Academy Award nomination for her work. Hathaway performed the role of Viola in the music-filled 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. Her screen appearances include "The Dark Knight Rises," "Rachel Getting Married," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Love and Other Drugs," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Alice in Wonderland."