Anne Hathaway Confirmed To Play Judy Garland
It looks like Anne Hathaway will have to squeeze into more than Judy Garland's ruby red slippers! The Oscar winner is apparently set to play the superstar LGBT icon in a biopic, as confirmed by Harvey Weinstein himself.
Finally after several years of speculation, Harvey Weinstein himself has confirmed on The Howard Stern Show that filming will commence this summer with Anne in the lead. Though the movie is still officially listed as In Development on IMDB, he has said unequivocally he bought the source material and wants to see it filmed.
In fact Weinstein confirmed this firm casting in the most recent interview saying "she sang beautifully for me and there is no need for her to audition and the part is her". In his words "there is no testing" where Hathaway is concerned.
And what does our dear Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy, have to say about the casting choice? She tells Canada's Citytv:
"Well, I love Anne Hathaway. And I hope that it's a good movie and I hope that it's true. You know, that they don't just concentrate on the crap like they usually do."(I hope) that they talk about her the way she should be talked about which was she was a fabulous entertainer, a great mother and just a wonderful human being."
Hey, if Liza co-signs, we've gotta co-sign. Plus, Anne's defied expectations before! Remember when people expected her to flop as Catwoman??