Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anne Hathaway to Play Judy Garland

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Anne Hathaway to Play Judy Garland

Anne Hathaway has been cast to star on stage and screen as Judy Garland.

The star of "Rachel Getting Married" will be in the adaptation of Gerald Clarke's "Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows."

Clarke wrote the biography that was the basis for the film "Capote."

Both the stage and film versions will be produced by the Weinstein Company.

Garland never appeared in a Broadway musical, though she did win an honorary Tony for her contribution to the revival of vaudeville.

Hathaway has also never appeared on Broadway, though she appeared in a concert version of "Carnival" opposite Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell.

This summer she will appear in Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Twelfth Night," which will appear in New York's Central Park.

It's unclear at this point whether Hathaway will do her own singing.

Clarke's book is based in part on an unfinished autobiography written by Garland.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

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