The Weinsteins Are Happy With Anne Hathaway
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:26:20
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The Weinstein Co. has optioned the feature film rights to the biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. The book will be fashioned into a biopic about the beloved, iconic, and troubled singer Judy Garland. 2008 Best Actress Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway has been cast to play the role of Garland.
The book was authored by Gerald Clarke and was published in 2000. The biography took an in-depth look at how the actress and singer was afflicted with myriad personal problems, ranging from family strife to conflicts with her boyfriends and employers. Clarke based his book on exclusive details from Garland's own writings.
Clarke's biography about Truman Capote served as the source material for Dan Futterman's screenplay for Capote.
A writer has yet to be hired and no director is currently attached to the project.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff