Weinstein admitted during a recent TV interview on The Howard Stern Show that actress Anne Hathaway will be given the job of portraying the singer and actress Garland in a forthcoming film biography.
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Harvey Weinstein didn’t get to where he sits at the top of the movie production business by failing to cast the right actor or actress for the right part.
And this time around Weinstein seems to have surpassed himself having chosen Anne Hathaway to play the part of , the sometime tragic icon, in a soon to get underway film biography of her life.
Anyone who knows Ms Hathaway and stops to think twice about it, will rapidly gather that the actress, now aged 32, bears a remarkable resemblance to the late Judy when she was in her prime, with even Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli remarking that Anne Hathaway would be a very good fit for the part, and not just for her physical appearance but also for acting abilities.
Harvey Weinstein obviously thinks so too admitting that he has had his Anne in his sights for some time, ever since they worked together on a remake of Les Misérables in 2012.
According to industry sources, the film will be entitled Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland and is due to begin shooting sometime in the summer, although apart from Ms Hathaway no other members of the cast have been chosen as yet, although Weinstein, who reportedly has had the source material in his possession for more than five years, is anxious to see the film get underway.
Lisa Minnelli has come out in public on a number of occasions, expressing her hope that Harvey Weinstein will handle the film production so that it will .“show her late mother in a favorable light, “as a fabulous entertainer, a great mother and just a wonderful human being.
Harvey Weinstein has had a long career in the movie production business coming to prominence as co-founder of Miramax Films with his brother Bob in the late Seventies.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded their film production enterprise, the Weinstein Company in 2005, since then they have won an Academy Award for Shakespeare in Love, and gained seven Tony Awards for producing a variety of winning plays and musicals including August: Osage County, Billy Elliot the Musical and the Producers. and.