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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.

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13 Comments

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lefty

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Brian

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

  • WillBFair

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

  • LittIe,Kiwi

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

  • 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.

  • Pygar

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

  • ChristopherM

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

  • Alex

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

  • 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?

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