Renée Zellweger is doing Judy Garland justice.
The Bridget Jones’s Baby star will be bringing the late actress to life in the upcoming biopic, simply entitled Judy.
Garland died in 1969 at the age of 47, having risen to fame from roles such as The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born.
The film, directed by Rupert Goold and based on the play End of the Rainbow, is set just prior to the icon’s unfortunate death when she arrives in London for a five-week run of sold-out performances.
“For over 40 years Judy Garland had laughed and loved and entertained no matter what life threw at her, and her public adored her for it,” said Goold. “But she paid a price in a childhood lost to Hollywood, an emotional exhaustion and a yearning for a ‘normal’ life beyond the rainbow.”
The first trailer for the movie has now been released, with Zellweger practically unrecognizable as the Cecile B. DeMille Award winner.
Featuring only the melancholy sounds of Zellweger singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow, the trailer hints that we’re in for an emotional time when Judy is released on the 27th of September.