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Anne Hathaway and Ethan Hawke both playing drone pilots—what does it mean?

You know drones have arrived when Hollywood actors start finding vehicles in which they can play drone pilots.

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PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for PSIFF)

You know drones have arrived when Hollywood actors start finding vehicles in which they can play drone pilots.

Anne Hathaway is scheduled to bring her big brown eyes in April to a one-woman play titled “Grounded.” It is said to be about a “swaggering pilot, whose work day involves killing from afar and home life includes a husband longing for her to unwind and a daughter who plays with pink ponies.” At the same time, a movie called “Good Kill” is coming out, starring Ethan Hawke as a yet another drone pilot.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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