Pathé has released the first trailer for director Rupert Goold‘s upcoming biopic, Judy, starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, out in cinemas nationwide on 4 October 2019.
Adapted for the screen by Tom Edge, and based on the Olivier and Tony Award nominated play, End of the Rainbow, by Peter Quilter, the film co-stars Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Bella Ramsey, Royce Pierreson, Arthur McBain, John Dagleish, Gemma-Leah Devereux, David Rubin, and Darci Shaw.
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.