The first official trailer drops for the Judy Garland biopic and we’re living for Renee Zellweger as the Hollywood icon


The first official trailer has dropped for the Judy Garland biopic, Judy, and we’re seriously living for Renee Zellweger’s portrayal of the star.

Two months on from that mournful first look – in which Renee sang a sad, breathy version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow over a melancholy montage – the latest trailer feels like a positive walk in the Wizard Of Oz park.

Set to the jaunty tune of The Trolley Song, it shows Renee doing a killer impression of Garland as she performs onstage, charms hotel staff and has a passionate love affair with manager Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock).

The trailer, set in 1968, shows her yearning to be at home with her children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joseph Luft, protesting: ‘I know what kids need. They need their mother.’

Seriously – imagine Judy Garland being your mum though. Not too shabby.

In another scene, she says furiously: ‘You’re saying I have to leave my children to make enough money to be with my children?’

Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in the star’s biopic Judy. (Picture: Pathe)

Cue the famed singer arriving in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk Of The Town nightclub, 30 years after her rise to fame in The Wizard of Oz.

Next comes a series of fizzy, chemistry-laden scenes with Mickey – who she married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47.

At a lavish party, Mickey approaches the star and drawls: ‘Can’t have the world’s greatest entertainer here without a drink,’ to which Judy quips, ‘Frank Sinatra’s here?’

Garland’s got game.

The film follows Judy’s journey to London in 1968 (Picture: Warner Bros/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

We then see Mickey turning up at Judy’s hotel suite hidden inside a room service trolley and sharing passionate kisses, before things start to sour and a raging Deans throws a glass past the star’s head during an argument.

The trailer later takes a tragic turn, as viewers get a glimpse into the legend’s battle with substance abuse and mental health problems, with one doctor asking if she’s taking anything for depression.

It ends with a tearful Judy begging a packed-out crowd after a performance: ‘You won’t forget me will you? Promise you won’t.’

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

Fans will notice appearances from a stellar cast, including Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon, War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley and Victoria’s Rufus Sewell in the movie, directed by double Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold.

Judy is due to be released on 28 September 2019.



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