I usually attempt to avoid Hollywood gossip as it tends to be tons of speculation and rumor mongering and only so frequently comes to fruition, but when I read this on Celebitchy, I had a moment. A really shrill, shrieky moment of unabashed homo glee. Ears bled. Dogs barked. It was no good, so I worry for the world about what would happen if this news turned out to be more than just someone passing off their own two-cents on casting a Judy Garland biopic. But, according to the Daily Mail:
Hollywood starlet Anne Hathaway is in talks to play her movie idol Judy Garland in an upcoming film based on Gerald Clarke’s biography, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland.
The 26-year-old actress is so desperate to appear in the movie – which charts Judy’s rise to fame and her struggle with drink and drugs – that she may have to sacrifice other projects, which include a lead role in a comedy called The Fiance.
THIS ABSOLUTELY MUST HAPPEN. MAKE IT HAPPEN, HOLLYWOOD! See! I lose all control when I begin to this about the possibility of this rumor coming to fruition.
I mean, you need only watch this clip to recognize the incredibly obvious fact that Judy Garland is one fierce lady. Seriously, watch this fierceness:
Fierce. Fact number 765 about the homosexual community: we loooove hysterics, and those are some perfectly executed hysterics. Now you know why the gays love her.
Also, anybody that’s watched Rachel Getting Married knows that Anne Hathaway has some serious acting chops. Oh, and she can sing damn well:
Between the champagne-effervescence of her charm and the fact that she did self-destructive so well in Rachel Getting Married, casting her as Judy Garland is the duh of the century. Hell, make it more than a movie. Make it a ten-hour miniseries. I will watch it all. There’s no way it’d be anything less than fabulous.
Now watch this rumor turns out to be completely false and instead they cast Malin Akerman, because that’s just my (bad) luck. Though if they use that as an opportunity to cast Carla Gugino as drunky Garland, then I just might get on board…