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First look image of Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland emerges as filming commences on Judy
By Zehra Phelan-        Mar 19 2018              0 Home News First look im... First look image of Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland emerges as filming commences on Judy By Zehra Phelan- Mar 19 2018 0
Hannah Rogers | 19 March, 2018, 19:01

Principal photography began in London this morning and the film takes place in the 1960s.

A Twitter account for the movie has posted the first picture of Zellweger as Garland as filming gets underway, giving fans a glimpse at just how much Zellweger has been able to transform, physically at least, in to Garland.

It also focuses on her romance with musician Mickey Deans, who Garland married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47.

The film will feature some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic "Over the Rainbow", JUDY celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer".

After something of a retreat from the spotlight, Academy Award victor Renée Zellweger is stepping into a role any actress would be eager to play: Judy Garland.

Rufus Sewell costars playing Sid Luft, Garland's tour manager and producer as well as her third husband.

Renee Zellweger is no stranger to singing in films however. Will she have the strength to go on? The two divorced in 1965.

"Judy" is a Pathé, BBC Films and Ingenious Media presentation of a Calamity Films Production.

Directed by Rupert Goold with a script from "The Crown" writer Tom Edge, "Judy" picks up 30 years after "The Wizard of Oz" as Garland performs for sold-out shows at The Talk of the Town nightclub, while also struggling with demons in her personal life.

The cast for the film is filled out by Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), and while a release date is not yet set, it's possible the film could be ready in time for the upcoming Oscar season, hitting theaters sometime towards the end of this year.

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