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Renee Zellweger, Judy Garland

Renee Zellweger will play Judy Garland in Pathé and Calamity Films’ Judy, which starts principal photography in February 2018. 

The film is based on the true story of the Wizard Of Oz star’s final concerts in London.

British stage director Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct.

Judy is based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown) and will be produced by Bafta winner David Livingstone (Pride) for Calamity Films.

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world. 

Judy is set in 1968 with Garland arriving in London to perform a sell-out tour. It will chart her battles with management, courtship with her soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans and feature some of her best known songs.