Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway is attached to star as iconic performer Judy Garland in the film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, which The Weinstein Company has optioned the film and stage rights. The announcement was made today by TWC co-chief Harvey Weinstein.
Get Happy is based on hundreds of interviews, along with Garland’s own unfinished 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.
“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,” said Harvey Weinstein. “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.”
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland was first published by Delta in March 2001.