Biopic, the most reliable road to Oscar?

Anne Hathaway, nominated for a lead actress Oscar last season for Rachel Getting Married, is attached to star for The Weinstein Company as Judy Garland in film and stage versions of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life Of Judy Garland.

Get Happy is based on hundreds of interviews and Garland’s own unfinished and unpublished autobiography and portrays the dramatic highs and lows of the cultural icon’s life from her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days.

Harvey Weinstein, who has optioned film and stage rights to Clarke’s book, said Hathaway would be a “true class act” in the role. The book was published in March 2001. (Screendaily)

Performing the same role on stage and screen? Another road to Oscar.

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