Here’s the first official trailer for Judy Garland biopic Judy, starring Renée Zellweger in the title role.
Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment will release the film stateside on September 27. Rupert Goold directs from a screenplay by Tom Edge (The Crown).
Co-starring are Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon. David Livingstone produces; exec producers are Cameron McCracken, Rose Garnett, and Andrea Scarso.
Bridget Jones and Jerry Maguire star Zellweger plays the iconic American actress, singer and dancer in her later life. Wittrock, perhaps best known as one of Ryan Murphy’s go-to ensemble of actors (American Horror Story, American Crime Story) plays Mickey Deans, Garland’s late-in-life fifth husband who was with the former MGM star when she died in London in 1969.
We’ve heard there’s a good chance the movie could debut at Telluride.
Here’s the movie’s official logline: “Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-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 love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of ‘the world’s greatest entertainer.’”
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