Judy Davis portrayed Judy Garland brilliantly in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows and now it’s Renee Zellweger’s turn to channel the late icon. The 48-year-old Bridget Jones actress is set to play Garland in the upcoming film Judy. According to Variety, the film is about the show business legend’s final concerts in London.
“Opening in the English capital in the winter of 1968 as Garland arrives for a five-week run of sell-out concerts, the movie will also recount the icon’s battles with management, and relationships with musicians and fans.
As the concerts get underway the star of stage and screen is 47 and exhausted, fragile, and wanting to be at home with her kids, casting into doubt whether the shows, at the Talk of the Town nightclub, can go on.”
Principal photography is set for next February in London. English theater director Rupert Goold will helm the film. No release date or further casting has been revealed.
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