Oscar-nominated actress (and amazing ally) Anne Hathaway has been selected to star as Judy Garland in the Weinstein Co.'s biopic entitled Get Happy. The script is based on Gerald Clarke's biography of the same title, which was published in 2001. VP of production and development Ben Famiglietti told Daily Varitey, "You get an enhanced perspective of Judy Garland through this book, and we feel Anne can really put her own stamp on that." Variety's Dade Hayes and Gordon Cox continue:
Garland was the subject of an Emmy-winning 2001 telepic produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. She also appeared as a character in Broadway's "The Boy From Oz," and Rufus Wainwright performed a sold-out, one-night re-creation of Garland's famed concert at Carnegie Hall.No release date has been set, but we know Anne's got the pipes to perform all her own songs. Remember the opening number at this year's Academy Awards? Impressive!