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Hathaway applauded at Sundance

Anne Hathaway's new movie Song One got a warm reception at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning actress walked the red carpet at the world premiere of her new film, Song One, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Monday night.

Anne starred in and executive produced the film, which Variety reports drew "thunderous applause following its screening".

The budget was reportedly much smaller for the folk music-themed movie compared to Anne's Academy Award-winning Les Misérables.

But the star said her joy working on the project came from collaborating with artists she admires.

"I like beautiful movies and I think they come in all sizes," she told the outlet, noting of the movie's songwriters Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice: "I really like working with people who inspire me."

Kate Barker-Froyland helmed the film, which tells the story of Anne's character, an archaeologist named Franny who returns from a dig to see her injured brother and begins a relationship his favourite musician.

The director said she was "fascinated" by the way the music featured in the drama "brought people together".

The film has yet to be acquired by distributors, according to Variety, although producers are thought to be working on a deal.

Song One co-stars Mary Steenburgen and Ben Rosenfield.

A release date has yet to be announced.

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