#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
Renee Zellweger is trying to make her big Hollywood comeback in the upcoming biopic Judy, which is sadly not based on the life of Judge Judy.
This biopic will focus on the life of Judy Garland, specifically Garland’s life in the late 1960s when she was performing a series of concerts in London not long before her shocking death in 1969.
Zellweger stars as the Wizard of Oz actress in the film, which is currently in production in London. It will focus on the drama that was going on behind-the-scenes in Garland’s life. As most of you know, her cause of death was an accidental barbiturate overdose.
This will be Zellweger’s biggest film in years. She took a six-year break from acting and just recently came back in 2016 for Bridget Jones’s Baby.
She told British Vogue the following…
“I found anonymity, so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard, not be defined by this image that precedes me when I walk into a room. You cannot be a good storyteller if you don’t have life experiences, and you can’t relate to people.”
Judy is currently scheduled to be released later this year.