'Les Misérables' actress joins the cast for Steven Spielberg's sci-fi blockbuster

Anne Hathaway has confirmed her involvement in Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse.

The Dark Knight Rises actress was previously linked to a role in the film alongside Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth. While Hemsworth has yet to speak about his part in the project, Hathaway has now confirmed her involvement.

She told Empire:

If Robopocalypse happens I will be in it, and I believe it’s quite real, though you never want to hang your hat on anything.

On working with the legendary director, she added: “Whenever I’m taking time off, I always joke to my team that I’m on vacation unless Steven Spielberg calls. And I was on vacation and Spielberg called. So I was like, ‘OK, put my money where my mouth is’.”

The film is based on an acclaimed sci-fi novel by Daniel H Wilson, which follows the human race’s attempt to survive an attack from its own robot servants. It will be Spielberg’s first excursion into the genre since 2005’s War Of The Worlds.

Back in July (2012), it was reported that Spielberg was keen to cast Hemsworth as the male lead. The Australian actor, who is currently filming Thor 2, is said to be in negotiations for the role.

The actress, 29, is more in demand than ever following her popular turn as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. She will next be seen in the film version of Les Misérables, which will hit cinemas this December (2012) in the US and next January (2013) in the UK.