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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Judy

Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Judy”

Oscar victor Renée Zellweger (who earned an Oscar nomination for her work in the film version of Chicago) will play musical icon Judy Garland in an upcoming film about the actor's final London concerts, according to Deadline.

Renee Zellweger will be heading over the rainbow for her next film project, which will see her play Judy Garland at the tail end of her career.

Judy, which will be produced by David Livingstone for Calamity, is set in winter 1968 as an exhausted Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out concerts 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.

The film will also follow Garland as she begins her romance with her fifth husband, Mickey Deans. And yet Judy is fragile.

Is it rude to cast Zellweger as Judy Garland mere moths before she died?

According to producers, the film will feature some of Garland's best known songs.

The movie is based on a script by The Crown writer Tom Edge, and is set to be directed by Tony nominee and two-time Olivier victor Rupert Goold, reports Variety. Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world. Her latest, drama Same Kind Of Different As Me, released in the USA on Friday.



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