First Look at Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in Biopic "Judy"



The film is currently in production and will be directed by theater vet Rupert Goold, from a screenplay by Tom Edge (The Crown).

The main background and setting for this film are Judy Garland’s final concerts in London

Zellweger has been M.I.A these last few years. Since her "Cold Mountain" supporting actress win and "Cinderella Man" turn the following year, we have seldom seen her in anything, apart from 2008's "Appaloosa" but she has tried to stage a comeback the last few years, 2016's "Bridget Jones' Baby" had her reprise her role as a single, swinging London woman, it made a skimp $24M in the U.S. but $212M worldwide, which made it a massive hit in the rest of world.

Here’s the official synopsis for "Judy":

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town.
It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.
As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.  Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
And yet Judy is fragile.  After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.  Will she have the strength to go on?
Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic ‘Over the Rainbow’, JUDY celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.