Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland: 'Chicago' Star Cast for Biopic

Reneé Zellweger to play Judy Garland in new film

Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland: 'Chicago' Star Cast for Biopic

Scripted by Tom Edge (The Crown) and produced by BAFTA victor David Livingstone (Pride), the film will document The Wizard of Oz star's turbulent final months prior to her death in Chelsea from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47. This will not be the first time that Zellweger notably shows off her pipes on the big screen.

Renée Zellweger will strap on her dancing shoes, a wig, and a sequined caftan to star in Judy, a film about Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Tony nominee Rupert Goold (AMERICAN PSYCHO, KING CHARLES III, ENRON) will direct from a script penned by THE CROWN's Tom Edge. The plot will also cover the actress' romance with her fifth husband, Mickey Deans. Pathé and Calamity Films are behind "Judy" and principal photography is set for next February, in London.

It will also reportedly delve into whether she was mentally and physically healthy enough to be performing.

Some of Garland's most-loved songs will be featured in the film. According to the release, Garland is "fragile" and "exhausted" at this point in her life and is "haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood".

This is Zellweger's latest film in her acting come back, which kicked off in 2016 with the relaunch of the Bridget Jones's Baby.

Zellweger's latest movie is "Same Kind of Different as Me", which debuted October 20.

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