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Anne Hathaway is a Monster in Colossal Teaser Trailer

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We’ve seen an uptick in kaiju movies in recent years, from “Cloverfield” and “Monsters” to “Pacific Rim” and “Godzilla,” with plenty more — including “Kong: Skull Island” — on the horizon. However, “Colossal” may end up being the most ambitious, and offbeat, take on the sci-fi subgenre. The teaser trailer for the upcoming film features Oscar winner Anne Hathaway as a woman experiencing a mental breakdown who discovers she’s somehow connected to, and in control of, a city-destroying giant monster.

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Following some poor life choices and a recent turn to drinking, Hathaway’s character Gloria hits rock bottom and is forced to return home. There her downward spiral sends her life into chaos at the same time a kaiju begins destroying Seoul, South Korea. In due time, Gloria comes to realize she shares a surprising connection to the monster and can dictate its actions.

The film, which premiered last year at Fantastic Fest, was the subject of a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed in 2015 by Godzilla rights holder Toho Co. against Voltage Pictures and writer/director Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows”). A settlement was promptly reached, allowing “Colossal to be released.

Opening April 7, “Colossal” also stars Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson.

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