Darren Aronofsky is heading back to drama, and you can’t blame him after he struck it big with 2010′s “Black Swan.” Now, he is in business with the Oscar veterans at the Weinstein Co., which have tapped Aronofsky to direct GET HAPPY, the anticipated Judy Garland biopic starring Anne Hathaway.
Earlier this month word was that Jaffe Cohen had signed on to pen the script, which is based on the book “Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland,” written by Gerald Clarke. The pic will follow the true life story of American actress and singer Judy Garland, who, despite her professional triumphs, battled many personal problems, including a long running battle with drug and alcohol addiction, money woes and a string of divorces.
Kelly Carmichael will oversee for the Weinsteins.
Since the success of “Black Swan,” Aronofsky has been able to get his passion projet and bible epic, “Noah,” off the ground with Paramount and New Regency both on board. He will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ari Handel. Russell Crowe was recently confirmed for the role of Noah.
Aronofsky is attached to direct other projects around town, including “Jackie” for Fox Searchlight, which focuses on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the perspective of his wife, Jackie Kennedy. He is also attached to direct “Human Nature,” a sci-fi/drama from Warner Bros. about a businessman, who awakens after being cryogenically frozen, to a world where humans are now treated like animals. George Clooney is attached to star in the pic.
Aronofsky is repped by CAA.