By Dave Campbell | March 24, 2009
Anne Hathaway has signed on to play Judy Garland in Get Happy, the biopic of the legendary singer & actress. Hathaway also signed a deal to star in a stage version based on Gerald Clarke’s biography of Garland. The film and stage production will both be produced by The Weinstein Company, who are currently seeking a writer and director to develop the projects.
Hathaway has recently proven her singing chops when she hosted SNL last year and dazzled millions last month during her cameo with Hugh Jackman in the Oscars’ opening number.
Judy Garland is best known for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. She was the wife of Vincente Minnelli, and mother of Liza Minnelli, and tragically died at the age of 47.
Will Hathaway be able to fill Garland’s ruby slippers?