Anne Hathaway Eager To Play Judy Garland In GET HAPPY
In 2009 Harvey Weinstein announced the development of a Judy Garland biopic titled Get Happy with Anne Hathaway attached to play the iconic actress. The film is based on the biography penned by Gerald Clarke and it was reported that it would be “a fascinating and comprehensive look at Garland’s life,” as it sourced some of the Wizard of Oz star’s own writings.
Since the initial announcement not much has been heard of the project until now. Yesterday Hathaway was on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row and discussed the project,
I’m hoping in the next two years to start production on a project about the life of Judy Garland and in that one I’m going to have to age, go from quite young to quite old… I had a meeting on it a couple of weeks ago and we’re all very motivated. It’s just it’s a very sensitive project and there have been so many stories told about her life that we’re really trying to get it right and so we’re taking our time with it. I know it seems sort of an endless process but it’s very very slow incremental steps!
I remember being quite impressed with Hathaway's singing abilities when she sang alongside Hugh Jackman and the Oscars. She is concerned that many fans feel that the voice of Judy Garland sacred and goes on to say,
I certainly don’t sing like Judy Garland but the talk is to have me do the singing but I think people might cry bloody murder if they don’t get to hear their – if we don’t get to hear Judy’s beloved voice. The talk is for me to sing but I don’t know if that’s exactly going to happen.
As of now, there is not a director attached to the project. When that happens, the film willl definitely gain more traction. I would love to see her portray Garland and do the actual singing for the film. What are your thoughts?