Monday, March 23, 2009

Perfect Casting?

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.

- Residual goodwill from Rachel's nomination and box office clout from Princess and Prada.

It's a slam dunk, y'all.

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