The manufacturers of the biopic Judy released the first image of Zellweger as Garland in the role to declare the start of production Mon on Twitter.
Corresponding to Variety, Judy is set in the past due 1960s as Garland will come in the British capital for a run of sell-out concerts at the Talk of the Town nightclub before her untimely loss of life.
#JUDY starts principal photography in London today, starring Academy Award winner, Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland!#judygarland #reneezellweger #london #thetalkofthetown #jessiebuckley #finnwittrock #michaelgambon #rupertgoold #pathe #calamityfilms #bbcfilms #ingenious pic.twitter.com/VJAnMRuzKV
— Judy (@JudyGarlandFilm) March 19, 2018
Garland died of any unintentional overdose in 1969 at age 47 in London.
The movie will recount Garland’s performances, with Zellweger singing some of her best-known quantities — including Somewhere Above the Rainbow from her biggest film success in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz.
Judy will also delve into Garland’s behind-the-scenes fights with her management, her romantic relationships with musicians and followers as well as family theatre playing out behind-the-scenes of the London shows.
The solid includes Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon. British isles stage director Rupert Goold is directing.
Zellweger shows she can sing and party, gaining critical raves and an Oscar nomination as Roxie Hart in the 2002 film version of Chicago.