Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland for Upcoming Biopic

Carla Harmon
March 19, 2018

A new image has surfaced of Renée Zellweger as show business icon Judy Garland for the upcoming film Judy.

Renée will play the actress in the forthcoming biopic, which will chronicle her final concerts in London in 1968, 30 years after she shot to global stardom playing Dorothy in "The Wizard Of Oz".

An official synopsis for the film reads: "Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town". British stage director Rupert Goold is helming the film from a script by Tom Edge (The Crown).

Zellweger will once again be showing off her singing chops in Judy - she was nominated for an Oscar in 2002 for her work in Chicago - along with Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

Zellweger will portray Garland the year before her untimely death as she clashes with management, regales fans with her stories, and courts her soon-to-be fifth husband, Mickey Deans. BAFTA victor David Livingstone (Pride) is producing.

Executive Producers are Cameron McCracken for Pathé, Rose Garnett for BBC Films and Andrea Scarso for Ingenious.

Some of Garland's most well-known songs will be featured in the film, so you won't have to worry about whether or not you'll hear "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Pathé is distributing "Judy" in the U.K., France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world.

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