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Anne Hathaway Says They're Taking Their Time With The Judy Garland Biopic

It takes a lot of passion for an actor to stay attached to a project for two years. Between other movies catching their eye or the need for a steady paycheck, it isn't cost effective in any way, but don't tell that to Anne Hathaway. Not only has she been attached to a Judy Garland biopic for nearly two calendar turnovers already, but she's willing to wait out another two.

Hathaway, who has been attached to the role since early 2009, recently spoke with BBC Radio Four and told them that because of the project's "sensitive nature," they are taking their time in developing it. How much time, exactly? She's hoping it can be made by December 2012. According to the actress, the hold up has been getting the story right, because there are so many tales about the Wizard of Oz star already out there. Hathaway also confirmed that she will be singing in the project, though she does have some hesitation about fan reaction.

"I certainly don't sing like Judy Garland but the talk is to have me do the singing, but I think people might cry murder if they don't get to hear Judy's beloved voice so the talk is for me to sing but I don't know if that's exactly what will happen."

Mark Wahlberg worked for four years trying to get the story of boxer Micky Ward up on the big screen and now that film, The Fighter, is spattered across Top 10 of 2010 lists across the country and will likely be the recipient of plenty of attention come next month when the Academy Award nominations are announced. If Hathaway feels this strongly about getting this film not only made, but made right, then more power to her.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.