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Renée Zellweger’s big 2019 started with a juicy role in Netflix’s guilty pleasure “What/If” and is set to continue with a starring role as Judy Garland in the upcoming biographical drama “Judy,” her first major awards vehicle in over a decade. The film marks the directorial debut of English theater director Rupert Goold and is an adaptation of Peter Quilter’s musical “End of the Rainbow.” The production played on Broadway and the West End and earned multiple Olivier and Tony Award nominations.
“Judy” focuses on the final months of Judy Garland’s life before her death in 1969. The story takes place in London as the iconic singer and actress prepares for her five-week sold-out concert run at The Talk of the Town. As she preps for the show, Garland battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. Garland even embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
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Joining Zellweger in the cast are Finn Wittrock as Deans, Rufus Sewell as Garland’s third husband Sidney Luft, Michael Gambon as theater giant Bernard Delfont, and Gemma-Leah Devereux and “Game of Thrones” breakout Bella Ramsey as Garland’s daughters Liza Minnelli and...
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