Judy: Biopic, Starring Renee Zellweger as Iconic Singer

Roadside Attractions released the first trailer for its upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as the iconic singer-actress.

This marks Zellweger’s first leading film role since Bridget Jones’s Baby in 2016.

She also stars in Netflix’s upcoming morality anthology series What/If, which begins streaming on May 24.

In the trailer, as a short version of the Wizard of Oz classic tune “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” plays, the minute-long clip shows Zellweger’s Garland touching down in London for a series of sold-out concerts at the Talk of the Town nightclub (now the Hippodrome) in 1968 and 1969.

Rupert Goold helmed the film, adapted from Peter Quilter’s musical End of the Rainbow, which explores Garland’s final days before her she died from  accidental drug overdose in June 1969, age 47, while living in London.

In an interview with People, Zellweger said that transforming into the Hollywood icon involved two hours per day of hair and makeup application, contact lenses, wigs, wardrobe.

“It was such a joy learning about her magnificence,” Zellweger said of stepping into Garland’s shoes. “I always admired her. She was so quick and so funny. She could hit the ball back with the best of them.”

The film also stars Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell and Gemma Leah-Devereux.

 

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