Anne Hathaway to Get Happy for Weinstein Co.

hathaway-garlandThough I was immensely surprised when actress Anne Hathaway sung and vamped her heart out during the opening number at the Oscars ceremony this year, I should not have been surprised that the next movie project announced for her would be tied to Broadway.

Variety reported that the Weinstein Co. has cast Hathaway as Judy Garland in the film and live stage versions of Get Happy, which is based on the eponymous 2001 biography by Gerald Clarke. VP of production and development Ben Famigletti was quoted in the article as saying that there’s a possibility that the film would and the stage show would be produced at the same time, with the film being released first. No word yet on who’s writing the adaptation for either, but apparently, just because of Hathaway’s announced involvement, people are lining up to take a crack at it—which is just as it’s supposed to be.

I think this is a perfect role for Hathaway, because she not only looks like triple threat star Garland (film actress in The Wizard of Oz, TV star with “The Judy Garland Show” and a Grammy-award winning singer) she’s got the serious chops to back up her looks, as evidenced by Hathaway’s Academy Award nomination for Rachel Getting Married.

Definitely looking forward to hearing more about this one.

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 22:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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