Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in First Teaser Trailer for 'Judy' Film
"Somewhere over the rainbow…" Roadside Attractions + LD Entertainment have unveiled the first lovely teaser trailer for an indie drama titled Judy, starring Renée Zellweger as legendary performer Judy Garland. The film is set in the late 1960s when Garland arrives in London for a five-week run of sold-out concerts, performing at the "Talk of the Town" nightclub. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. 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." The full cast includes Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Bella Ramsey, Royce Pierreson, and Arthur McBain. This is an adaptation of the Olivier & Tony nominated 2012 Broadway play "End of the Rainbow". Looks good so far, but I want to see some more.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rupert Goold's Judy, direct from Roadside's YouTube:
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-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. An adaptation of the Olivier and Tony nominated 2012 Broadway play "End of the Rainbow". Judy is directed by English theater director / filmmaker Rupert Goold, his second feature film after True Story in 2015. The screenplay is written by Tom Edge. Based on the stage play "End of the Rainbow" created by Peter Quilter. This has yet to premiere at any film festivals. Roadside Attractions will release Goold's film Judy in select US theaters starting September 27th, 2019 in the fall. First impression? Who's interested?
Golden times of Hollywood and its personae. What to do with them, all over again?
shiboleth on May 10, 2019
Hard to interest me in these show biz bio pics of a known actor playing another famous and known celebrity. Zellweger has the chops so I'd imagine that part of this film will be okay. It also has Jessie Buckley in it and I like her a lot, but not enough to see this as suspending disbelief and believing Zellweger is Garland is a leap I won't be able to make.
thespiritbo on May 10, 2019
We own Chicago on DVD (good musical by the way). There is a trailer for a Judy Garland biopic that looks pretty damn good, the gal playing Ms. Garland seems pretty convincing, and her voice is pretty close to Garlands pipes. I hold Judy Garland in high regard, not gonna lie she's my favorite actress love everything about her; acting, singing, dancing, beauty. With all this said this movie should never have been made. Ms. Zellweger just doesn't do it for me. Lauren Bacall is my 2nd favorite actress, love(d) her acting, beauty, figure and oh my God that voice, that voice could put steam in a man's stride. Bogey was one lucky bastard, so jealous.
Sergio R. on May 11, 2019
If you can find it (it's listed on Netflix, but it's Save to Queue) check out "Me and My Shadows". It's a 2001 movie starring Judy Davis as Judy. It's fantastic. I'll wait and see the reviews on this one. I'm really hoping Renee knocks it out of the park I have always loved her, and would like to see her make a comeback. She certainly has the body language down.
kitano0 on May 11, 2019
Yea, even though I've always liked Renee I have always loved Judy Davis and have for years. Having said that, Renee is no Judy Davis.
thespiritbo on May 11, 2019
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