Renée Zellweger Goes Over the Rainbow in First Trailer for “Judy”
The first trailer for the upcoming Judy Garland biopic Judy debuted today, and it’s our first extended 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.
The film hits theaters September 27—just in time for awards season!—but we’re kind of mad that it’s not being released in time for Pride.
Watch Zellweger go over the rainbow in the trailer below.