It was suggested in an earlier post that Anne Hathaway’s singing performance at this year’s Oscar ceremony would net her a film role and it appears it has.
“Variety” reports the Rachel Getting Married star will be playing Judy Garland in an adaptation of Gerald Clarke’s biography, “Get Happy: The Life or Judy Garland.”
The Weinstein Company purchased the rights to the book for Hathaway to star.
Hathaway’s officially blown up as an dramatic actress. It was a pretty quick rise from Disney’s The Princess Diaries franchise and it looks like it was about a three-film arc that truly made the transition for her. She got nude in 2005′s Havoc, displaying no shyness. She did the same thing again later that year in a supporting role, but more exposed film in Brokeback Mountain. Then, she became bankable on her own name as opposed to Disney’s in 2006′s The Devil Wears Prada. Transformation complete. Maybe somebody will make a movie based on that one day. It promises nudity.
Garland will forever be associated with the role of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. She continued to live a life full of song, dance and drug addiction afterward and presumably that will be displayed prominently in this new biopic. I like Hathaway a lot and I’m sure she’s fulfilling the dream of a lot of young women by playing this part, but I’m not the biggest biopic fan. JFK‘s about as close as I get. What do you think? While on the subject, how do you pronounce biopic? Like myopic? Or like bye-oh-pic? I’m the latter.
Here she is singing at the Oscars: