Judy First Trailer

Zellweger Embodies Garland in First “Judy” Trailer

It appears as if 2019 is the year of Renée Zellweger.  First was the leading role in Netflix’s anthology series What/If, and now she is set to shine as the title character in the highly anticipated Judy Garland biopic Judy.

Adapted from the Peter Quilter musical, Judy takes place in the winter of 1968 as the showbiz legend prepares for a five-week sold-out run in London’s Talk of the Town nightclub.  It’s been 30 years since her career-defining role as Dorthy in The Wizard of Oz, and though she has grown older, her voice still holds the attention of a room.  As she prepares to entertain the masses, she must juggle management issues while she charms fellow musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans.

The film’s first full-length trailer spends a lot of time focusing in on Garland’s relationship with her children, a unique angle that many are likely unaware of as she works tirelessly to provide and be present in the lives of those who call her mom.

  

Zellweger appears to channel the “world’s greatest entertainer” with ease, and the film itself seems to screen Oscar bait.  A Telluride or Toronto premiere is likely, with hopes of following in the same footsteps as last year’s A Star is Born.

Directed by Rupert Goold, Judy co-stars Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon and is set to hit theaters on September 27.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.