Anne Hathaway is going to play Judy Garland in an adaptation of the biography "Get Happy". With those huge eyes, dark hair and singing ability plus a certain elfin quality, it sounds like perfect casting to me.
Does this mean Oscar? Definitely a nomination and a possible win unless the movie turns out to be another Immortal Beloved. Why does this scream Oscar? Well let's see:
- It's a biopic where Anne gets to play a real person. See Marion Cotilliard, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank's first.
- It's produced by Harvey Weinstein. He helped previous best actress winners like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet.
It's a slam dunk, y'all.