The first trailer for Judy was released, with Renée Zellweger starring Judy Garland, the actress who had once played in the Wizard of Oz. It’s not the first biography of Judy Garland, from Rainbow: The Stormy Life of Judy Garland, a TV movie that captures the first attempts of the actress in the television world, and less to the flats of Life and Judge Garland: Me and My Shadows. Rupert Goold promises to explore another facet of the actress’s story, writes Indie Wire.
The biography offers an objective but emotional perspective over a strange period in the actress’s life. According to the official synopsis, the film begins in “The Winter of 1968, when legend of showbiz Judy Garland arrives in London for a five-week tour with the closed ticket house at Talk of the Town. It’s been 30 years since the actress got to star with the Oz Wizard, but even if her voice weakened, the dramatic potential grew. As Garland prepares for the show, she negotiates with the impresaries, spells the musicians and shows her friends and fans all the charm and cleverness of her. Even her love dreams seem equally strong in the love story with Mickey Deans, who is supposed to be her fifth husband. ”
Garland’s fans will of course notice that her tour at Talk of the Town took place just a few months before an accidental overdose, and Goold’s movie follows what will be the last days of the star. Earlier this week, Zellweger told People that the movie would make the audience see Garland in a new light: “When there is a better understanding of the things a person needs to continue their lives in some circumstances “, then” there is a level of empathy and respect that you get to feel. ”
Although the actress seems to have treated her role responsibly, the real-life daughter, Liza Minelli, has been critical of the producers’ actions, saying heavily: “I have not spoken, nor have I met Renée Zellweger.” Minnelli wrote this on Facebook after a rumor that he would have helped Zellweger finish his job. “I do not know how these rumors started, but I do not even criticize this film about Judy Garland. Any contradictory account is 100% fiction. ”
The film will include the actress’s “most famous songs” and aims to “celebrate the voice, love and especially the aplomb of the one considered” the biggest star of the showbiz”.
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Watch the trailer below: