Renee Zellweger to play Judy Garland
The Bridget Jones's Diary actress will play the veteran actress in the film based on the true story of the stage and screen icon’s final concerts in London
Renee Zellweger has been roped in to play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the true story of the stage and screen icon’s final concerts in London. To be directed by Tony nominee and two-time Olivier winner Rupert Goold, Judy will chronicle Garland’s arrival to London in 1968 to perform in a series of sell-out shows.
The drama will showcase Garland’s journey to stardom as she prepares for the concerts, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, while also embarking on a courtship with Mickey Dean.
Pathe and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by The Crown scribe Tom Edge.