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First Look: Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland for Upcoming Biopic

Renee Zellweger, Judy Garland, BBC
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Zellweger will play the star near the end of her life and perform some of her biggest songs.

It won't be Kansas that a new Judy Garland biopic, starring Renee Zellweger, will be set in. It won't even take place in the same decade that The Wizard of Oz came out in. Instead, Judy will be set in 1968 London, where the Hollywood icon arrives to play a sold out run at The Talk of the Town, according to Deadline.

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Zellweger will portray Garland the year before her untimely death as she clashes with management, regales fans with her stories, and courts her soon-to-be fifth husband, Mickey Deans. The torn part of Garland, a product of a lifetime spent in Hollywood and current distance from her family, will also be on display.

Jessie Buckley (War And Peace), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) will costar in the BBC-backed project, directed by two-time Olivier winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III).

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