A new and longer trailer for the biopic about Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger and simply called, Judy, has been released and even Liza may have trouble throwing shade. In fairness, Judy Garland’s life and career were made to be a biopic. It has it all: fame, drug addiction, insecurity, beauty, even a young Liza Minelli, and The Wizard of Oz. What else could anyone, ever, want in a biopic? Even a Judge Judy biopic couldn’t hold candle to this.
The first full-length trailer for the Judy Garland biopic Judy dropped Monday.
Beginning in the winter of 1968, the film follows Garland (Renee Zellweger) as she performs a five-week run of her sold-out concert at The Talk of the Town nightclub in London. The biopic picks up with the late actress and singer 30 years after her career-defining role in The Wizard of Oz as she battles with her management, charms fellow musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans about her career. Judy was adapted from Peter Quilter’s musical End of the Rainbow and explores Garland’s final days before she died of an accidental overdose at the age of 47 in June 1969.
The trailer and (as much as I hate saying it) Reneé Zelleweger do a good job of capturing Judy’s humor, sadness and vulnerability. Judy Garland’s life was a series of highs and lows almost unparalleled any other celebrity I’ve heard of. Though Britney is doing a good job filling that role.
The movie stars a bunch of other talented actors but sadly no Bradley Cooper, I guess Renee didn’t want the rumors that she ran off with his mom to start back up again. Understandable.
Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon round out the cast of the Rupert Goold-directed film.
Here’s hoping the movie and Reneé Zellweger do Judy Garland justice. The trailer looks promising and I’m actually excited about it, though the last movie I saw was Detective Pikachu so my standards are questionable.
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