#JUDY starts principal photography in London today, starring Academy Award winner, Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland!#judygarland #reneezellweger #london #thetalkofthetown #jessiebuckley #finnwittrock #michaelgambon #rupertgoold #pathe #calamityfilms #bbcfilms #ingenious pic.twitter.com/VJAnMRuzKV
— Judy (@JudyGarlandFilm) March 19, 2018
Hollywood legend Judy Garland is officially getting the biopic treatment, and we already have our first look at the film. On Monday, the film's Twitter account announced that principal photography had started in London. The account also posted our first glimpse at the film's star, Renée Zellweger, in full costume. You have to admit, the resemblance is pretty striking.
According to Deadline, the new film will follow the icon as she performs her final concerts. "Set in winter 1968, the story takes place 30 years after Garland played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. When she arrives in Swinging London to prepare for a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town, she battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans." Deadline also reports that the film will include renditions of Garland's most iconic songs, including "Over the Rainbow."
In addition to Zellweger, a lot of other star players are already committed to the cast: Finn Wittrock will play Mickey Deans, who was Garland's fifth husband. Jessie Buckley is on board as Rosalyn Wilder, the production assistant who helped Garland during her final concerts. Michael Gambon and Rupert Goold are reportedly in the cast as well, though their exact roles are not confirmed. While Judy does not have an official release date, it seems the production timeline wouldn't allow for a premiere until 2019. Stay tuned!