Renee Zellweger was first announced to play Judy Garland back in October 2017. Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”. The first teaser trailer for Rupert Goold’s upcoming musical drama has finally arrived.
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend 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?
The film about the show business legend’s final concerts in London also stars Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon. Judy arrives October 4 in the UK.
Will the 50-year-old actress do the legendary icon justice? Check out the teaser trailer below and weigh in afterward.