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ANNE HATHAWAY to PLAY JUDY GARLAND in Biopic

anne-hathaway-picture-2According to Variety, Anne Hathaway will play Judy Garland in the Weinstein Co’s film adaptation of Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. The film will be based on the 2001 book by Gerald Clarke that follows her rise to fame and her battle with the demons that takes their toll on many celebrity’s, drugs and alcohol. Clarke researched Garland’s legacy for ten years and had access to extensive documents, exclusive interviews, and tape recordings by Garland herself. There’s little doubt this will be a juicy role for Hathaway as Garland’s life was turbulent indeed. While these kinds of biopics have Oscar bait written all over them, this should be a good one with all the material to draw from. Garland, after all, was the star of one of the greatest films ever made, The Wizard of Oz. With critical acclaim for her performance in Rachel Getting Married and a handful of box-office hits (The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart) the actress is positioning herself to be one of Hollywood’s go to A-list talents that the public seems to want to embrace. Hathaway, who showed some serious singing chops during this year’s Oscar telecast will reportedly sing herself for the upcoming production. I believe Hathaway; alongside Rachel McAdams are two of the best young talents working in movies today. I look forward to this film.

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March 25, 2009 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News

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