Here’s Your First Look At Renée Zellweger As Judy Garland In New ‘Judy’ Trailer
It would appear that musical biopics are all the rage these days. First we were treated to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, which was swiftly followed by Elton John's Rocketman. Now next in line is Judy - the hotly-anticipated Judy Garland story starring Renée Zellweger as the leading lady.
The first full-length trailer for the Rupert Goold-directed biopic dropped on Monday, and fans are already predicting an Oscar win could be on the cards for Renée.
"Well, the new #Judy trailer is seriously good. Could Renée Zellweger be in the awards running? It sure looks like it" tweeted movie editor Ian Sandwell.
"Renée Zellweger is devastatingly-good in this new trailer for #JUDY. Top of my #TIFF19 Wishlist" posted another fan.
Not everyone is convinced though.
"We hate to be b*tches about #Judy but the latest trailer has us convinced that the casting choice is pretty much fatal. She is NOT working for us," tweeted bloggers Tom & Lorenzo.
The film, due for release on 4th October in the UK, is based on Peter Quilter's play End of the Rainbow, chronicling the last year of Garland's life as she embarks on a series of chaotic performances in London shortly before succumbing to an accidental overdose.
Picking up with the late actress and singer 30 years after her career-defining role in The Wizard of Oz, the trailer opens with Judy checking into a hotel. After the employee calls her "Miss Garland", she corrects him and tells him to call her Judy, before he informs her that her suite is not available because she owes money to the hotel.
Cue scenes of her battling with addiction, speaking and singing in a quivering voice and charming fans with her signature wit. Judy also struggles with the need to leave her children to embark on a five-week run of sold out concerts in order to make back her fortune.
"You're saying I have to leave my children if I want to make enough money to be with my children?" she's seen asking.
Also featured are snippets of Zellweger performing several of Judy's signature songs including 'The Trolley Song,' 'Come Rain Or Come Shine' and 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'. Basically be prepared for tears.
"Everybody has their trouble," she says in a voiceover during the emotive trailer. "And I've had mine. I just want what everybody else wants. I just seem to have a harder time getting it."
Finn Wittrock stars alongside Renée as her fifth husband Micky Deans, while Bella Ramsey and Gemma-Leah Devereux play Garland's daughters Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli respectively.
Only time will tell if this is the star's Oscar-winning role but until then, you can check out the full trailer above.
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