Anne Hathaway has signed toboth a film and stage adaptations of the biography of Judy Garland “Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland.”
Gardlan, the legendary movie star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, portrayed Dorothy in 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz,” and starred opposite Mickey Rooney in the “Andy Hardy” films. She was twice Oscar-nominated for roles in “A Star is Born” and “Judgment at Nuremberg.”
Married five times, including to producer Vincente Minelli with whom she had daughter Liza Minelli, Garland died at age 47 due to an accidental drug overdose after years of battling addiction problems.
In a statement regarding the casting
decision Harvey Weinstein called Hathaway “brilliantly talented” and
said “she will be a true class act in this challenging role.”