First she got smart. Now Anne Hathaway will "Get Happy."
Hathaway has been tapped to star as Judy Garland in the biopic, an adaptation of Gerald Clarke's 2001 biography. In an interesting twist, Hathaway will also reportedly star in a stage adaptation of the book, both of which are being produced by The Weinstein Company. No word on when the stage and screen projects will commence, or whether they'll directly compete with each other.
"We are thrilled to have the brilliantly talented Anne Hathaway portray stage and screen legend Judy Garland. I have worked with Anne on projects in the past and have known her for many years. She will be a true class act in this challenging role," Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "Gerald Clarke's biography is a fascinating and comprehensive look at Garland's life and is particularly outstanding because of its exclusive details from her own writings. Her story is incredible subject matter for both theatre and film and we look forward to bringing it to audiences."