Renée Zellweger (‘Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ ‘The Whole Truth’) has signed on to portray show business legend Judy Garland in director Rupert Goold’s upcoming biopic ‘Judy.’
Per Variety, the Tom Edge-scripted movie opens in London in the winter of 1968 as Garland arrives for a five-week run of sell-out concerts. The movie will also recount the icon’s battles with management, relationships with musicians and fans.
As the concerts get underway the star of stage and screen is 47 and exhausted, fragile, and wanting to be at home with her kids, casting into doubt whether the shows, at the Talk of the Town nightclub, can go on.
Principal photography is set for next February, with David Livingstone (‘Pride’) of Calamity Films producing.