Renee Zellweger will star as Judy Garland in an upcoming movie about the show business legend’s final concerts in London.
Based on a script written by Tom Edge and produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films, it will be directed by British stage director and Tony nominee, Rupert Goold. Principal photography is set for next February, in London, so I assume it will be released in 2019. Deadline reports that the film will focus on the winter of 1968—20 years after Garland’s star turn in The Wizard of Oz—as Garland prepares to embark upon a string of shows at London’s The Talk of the Town nightclub.
Judy will also give Zellweger the chance to sing and dance on film again and will feature some of Garland’s best known and most loved songs.
I’ll post more news on this as I get it.