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Sacrilege? Darren Aronofsky To Direct Anne Hathaway In Judy Garland Biopic

With its tortured female protagonist, balletic back story and All About Eve storyline, Black Swan is destined to become a gay fave along the lines of Mommy Dearest. So it’s not so shocking that director Darren Aronofsky has chosen another tragic heroine for his next project: a biopic of real-life icon Judy Garland.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 28, 2012
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  • 13 Comments
    • Mark
      Mark

      Wasn’t too long ago I remember the “ultimate” Judy Garland bio was already filmed with Australian actress Judy Davis. As I recall it won a truckload of awards. I remember Liza saying in an interview that she was awoken by Davis on the phone asking “When that happened, do you recall if your mother was wearing shoes or not?” – apparently Judy Davis was the perfectionist.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 6:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      why the hate for Hathaway? She was perfect in Brokeback Mountain.
      So she’s played in some romantic comedies, and in a lot of family-friendly films. Doesn’t mean she’s not a good actress.
      You appear to incarnate the worst bitchy stereotypes of the gay male world. That’s a real shame. What is it, you guys got rid of Daniel Villareal and now you have to compensate?

      Mar 28, 2012 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Mark: Very true. The bio filmed with Judy Davis was great, and the performances were
      amazing. Not saying that Darren is in competition with the TV movie that was already
      done, but that’s gonna be hard to top. Even if is a theatrical release.
      While I like Ann Hathaway, I cannot see
      her bringing more to the role than Judy Davis did. Acting wise, Ann is not in
      Judy Davis’s league.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 8:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      I don’t have hate for Hathaway but it’s like reading they’re remaking “Sophie’s Choice” with her. Same as when I read on DListed that they are redoing “Carrie” when everybody remembers clearly Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. If anything the new actresses would just be trying to re-create what Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie did.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

      Also, Black Swan was bilge and Darren Aronofsky is a bore.
      A dull, arty Judy biog with Anne Hathaway.

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

      Mar 28, 2012 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Aronofsky has stated via Twitter that this story is false. Move along, everyone!

      Mar 28, 2012 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      Hathaway doesn’t have the voice for it. ‘Nuff said.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LittIe,Kiwi
      LittIe,Kiwi

      if they’re gonna make a film about young judy, anne’s the gal for the job.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geo
      Geo

      As good as Davis was, Tammy Blanchard was maybe even better in the same mini-series as the young Judy Garland. I think she won an Emmy.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pygar
      Pygar

      Tammy Blanchard WAS the young Judy. Her performance was so spot-on and uncanny as to be hypnotic.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM
      ChristopherM

      The book this project is based on is fantastic. Read that if you have such an issue with the movie.

      Mar 28, 2012 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Anne Hathaway was excellent in Rachel Getting Married. I’m guessing the director knows what he’s doing.

      Mar 29, 2012 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryan
      Bryan

      She has the personality and she has the voice and from what I’ve seen and heard, she’s popular with the gays, what’s so sacrilegous about it, if it was true?

      Apr 6, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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