Rupert Goold (True Story) directs from a script by Tom Edge (Lovesick). Instead, Judy will be set in 1968 London, where the Hollywood icon arrives to play a sold out run at The Talk of the Town, according to Deadline.
In the first image shared by global distributor Pathé, we see Zellweger seamlessly transform into the iconic entertainer, complete with Garland's signature brunette updo.
Rex Judy Garland, pictured in 1968. The Oscar-winner transformed into the legendary singer on the first day of principal photography for a new biopic.
An earlier memoir by Luft, "Judy and I: My Life With Judy Garland", detailed that Garland constantly dieted and took Benzedrine to try to stay slim for the cameras because of pressure by her handlers. She began her career as a child actress and most famously starred in the 1939 production of "The Wizard of Oz".
As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. In 1969, Garland died of an accidental barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.
Renée Zellweger is practically unrecognizable in her latest film role. but she does bear a striking resemblance to somebody else.
The film showcases many of Garland's most famous songs, including "Over the Rainbow", THR reported. She was nominated for Best Actress twice for her roles in "Bridget Jones Diary" (2001) and "Chicago" (2002).