First Look: Rene Zellweger As Judy Garland

While the film is still in the works, fans of Judy Garland are getting their first look at Rene Zellweger’s transformation into the icon of stage and screen, thanks to a newly released press photo from the production of “Judy”. It’s a stunning shot, and may make you do a double-take.

The upcoming biopic “Judy” will center on Judy Garland’s final concerts at the ‘Talk of the Town’ nightclub in London in the late 1960s, amid her deteriorating health and romance with her fifth and final husband, Mickey Deans, shortly before her death. Rene Zellweger is no stranger to the microphone. She famously sang and danced in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago as lead Roxie Hart. She ultimately won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Judy” will also star Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon. Principal photography began in London today.

Image source: Pathe UK/PA Wire

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