Anne Hathaway to play Judy Garland, Film

Anne Hathaway

Rex

Anne Hathaway to play Judy Garland, Film

Judy Garland

Rex

Anne Hathaway has confirmed that she's to portray the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland in Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. Hathaway spilled the beans on this career role at the Tony Awards last Sunday, saying: "I think I'm either naive or insane to play her - maybe a little bit of both."

She also revealed that to prepare for the part she will be getting cosy with Judy Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli. "I haven't had a chance to talk to her about it yet, but I understand that as long as I treat Judy with respect - which of course I will - Liza is very happy about it."

With critically acclaimed films like Rachel Getting Married and Brokeback Mountian, plus a Best Actress Oscar nomination, already under her belt, we reckon Hathaway will be a natural at playing Judy. One question remains - can she sing? Watch this space!

Continued below...

By Maria Milano