The first trailer for the upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy, debuted today, and it’s our latest look at Renée Zellweger as the legendary Hollywood icon.
The movie doesn’t follow Garland’s entire life like the classic Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows television movie, instead focusing on Garland during the last months of her life as she readies for a sold-out concert run in London.
“As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through,” reads the film’s description. “Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.”
“And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?”
Judy is based on Peter Quilter’s play End of the Rainbow, which was adapted for the screen by The Crown writer Tom Edge and directed by Rupert Goold.
Zellweger made a surprise appearance at this past weekend’s London Pride, where she debuted the trailer and made a passionate short speech about the LGBTQ community:
“Can I just take a second for appreciation and acknowledgement of the courage and the suffering and the struggle of all of those over the last 50-plus years in the fight for what we all know are fundamental human rights,” the Oscar winner told the crowd.
“God bless them, and God bless everyone of you here today! Can I get an ’Amen’!”
Judy hits theaters September 27—just in time for awards season. Check out the trailer below.