Renée Zellweger Is Practically Unrecognizable As Judy Garland In New Biopic

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Here's a first look at Renée Zellweger as "Miss Show Business" Judy Garland in new biopic Judy, which is now underway in the UK. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

"Judy", now in production, is set in 1968 as the singer arrives in London to perform a series of sold out shows.

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But even as she prepares to face crowds of adoring fans, she's still battling the demons left behind by her troubled childhood in Hollywood.

In addition to Zellweger, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) will appear in the film as Bernard Delfont, along with Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) as Mickey Deans, Garland's fifth husband. British stage director Rupert Goold is helming the film from a script by Tom Edge (The Crown). Judy is a Pathe, BBC Films and Ingenious Media presentation of a Calamity Films Production. The film is based on a script written by Tom Edge (The Crown) and is produced by BAFTA victor David Livingstone (Pride) for Calamity Films. Will she have the strength to go on?

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"Judy" will feature performances of some of Garland's best known songs, including "Over the Rainbow". Executive producers include Cameron McCracken for Pathé, Rose Garnett for BBC Films and Andrea Scarso for Ingenious.

Pathé is distributing "Judy" in the U.K., France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world.

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