She’ll always be known to many as Dorothy Gale the young girl from Kansas off to see the wizard. Any true cinephile will know Judy Garland was an all singing, all dancing Hollywood icon. This Autumn in Judy you’ll discover the legend behind the rainbow, today we get the First UK Trailer.
Starring Bridget Jones aka Renée Zellweger as the icon, there won’t be any big pants. A film that highlights the stars final years and the concerts she performed in London in late 1968. Only to die several months later aged only 47.
The film has been a long time coming, been delayed several times now we’re closer to the film finally been released. There is no dialogue in this short promo, which plays like a montage which sees Zellweger sing Judy Garland’s iconic from the Wizard Of Oz Somewhere Over The Rainbow. In the background we see snippets of her life from her early days, management fighting and her final romance. Will this be the film to catapult Zellweger back into the limelight?
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. 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. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. 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; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.
Judy also stars Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon. The film is set for a UK nationwide theatrical release on 4th October 2019.